John W. Burgeson (
31 May 96 20:14:33 EDT

Dave Koerner wrote: "I am a newcomer to this list and have just read the
archives on "Dating
Adam." As an astronomer, I have little background to evaluate the archeological
details of this discussion, but I find that even the basic assumptions and
motivation for this debate are not entirely clear to me from the archived
posts. Could someone clarify? I gather that both sides are trying to date the
first occurrence of the... ."

Dave -- if you have access to ASA materials, you may want to read the current
(June 1996) issue, which has an excellent (IMO) article on "who/where/what/when
was "Adam." The author does not try to "solve" the question so much as try to
pose it correctly and suggest possible answers.