This month, you are especially fond of the life of the home and family.
You are more receptive and gentle on a romantic level, and tend to be sentimental or nostalgic now.
A positive iron mould for a short jian (two edged sword).
Some critics, particularly religious fundamentalists, argue that neither fossils nor dating can be trusted, and that their interpretations are better.
Other critics, perhaps more familiar with the data, question certain aspects of the quality of the fossil record and of its dating.
The rejection of the validity of fossils and of dating by religious fundamentalists creates a problem for them: Fossil sequences were recognized and established in their broad outlines long before Charles Darwin had even thought of evolution.
Early geologists, in the 1700s and 1800s, noticed how fossils seemed to occur in sequences: certain assemblages of fossils were always found below other assemblages. Since 1859, paleontologists, or fossil experts, have searched the world for fossils.
These skeptics do not provide scientific evidence for their views.
Current understanding of the history of life is probably close to the truth because it is based on repeated and careful testing and consideration of data.The positive mould was used to mass produce negative clay moulds.The clay moulds were then used for casting the bronze coin (or weapon as in this case).Radiometric dating--the process of determining the age of rocks from the decay of their radioactive elements--has been in widespread use for over half a century.There are over forty such techniques, each using a different radioactive element or a different way of measuring them.I plan to do more study on this piece but for now wanted to share it with the museum. The piece dates to the Warring States period and is probably from the Wu or Yue culture. The dark areas of the pattern are plain bronze while the light areas are coated with tin.