One of the curious features of archaeological theory is
the use of non-evidence as
supporting data. Such non-evidences are used as though it had the status of true data, even though it is what does
attempt to sustain a factual proposition merely by negative evidence.
Ark has not been found on Ararat therefore Cudi is where it might be.
Ed Davis did not take a photo so he must have not seen the ark.
Ex. Miller and Dever used non-evidence of the
archaeological excavations at
et-Tell (Ai) to conclude that the biblical story is erroneous. Kenyon does the same thing at Jericho.
says more about the archaeological interpretation than it does about the biblical story .
admit that one has found nothing is only proof that one has found nothing.