Wednesday, July 22, 2009

America - distroyed by a comet?!

Now here is an interesting article. It seems, that North America has been destroyed by a comet strike taking all life with it. Not in the past though...well not in the distant past, but a short 13000 years ago.

This article from IO9
describes newly uncovered evidence that supports earlier research that suggested that the Clovis people, who went extinct nearly 13,000 years ago — and the disappearance of the pygmy mammoth may in fact have been victims of a large impact event. That research in 2007 suggested that the impact set off huge continental fires that brought about the disappearance of the Clovis people, but also the extermination of 35 mammal genera, including mammoths, mastodons, ground sloths and camels.

Read complete article at IO9 here


Shaun said...

The date of 13000 years ago is interesting, as I beleive several cultures provide a similar date for a major cataclysm.

Beam Me Up said...

Oh no Shaun....cant drop a bomb like that and leave....what else you know?

Shaun said...

I'll look up some refs and get back to you :-)

(but it's nothing new to anyone who has read in that field)