Skip to comments.Evidence Of A Holocene Meteorite Impact Event Near Nalbach (Saarland, Germany)
Posted on 06/29/2015 9:19:36 AM PDT by SunkenCiv
The widespread occurrence of peculiar samples in the Nalbach area covering many square kilometers and exhibiting convincing indications of high temperatures and high pressures, in particular the mineralogical evidence of strong shock, establishes a meteorite impact event in the Holocene as a matter of fact according to the generally accepted opinion that shock metamorphism in rocks proves a meteorite impact. The young Holocene age is concluded from the concentration of the peculiar finds in the upper soil layers, the very fresh status of the impact glasses and the young appearance of the now discovered probable impact crater. Using impact scaling laws an impactor to have produced this 200 m-diameter crater may have had a size of the order of only a few decameters. Hence, doubts may be raised whether such a relatively small impact was able to produce these widespread highest shock levels indicated by e.g. many quartzite cobbles transferred to diaplectic glass all through, and the many various impact glasses containing for their part strongly shocked rock fragments with diaplectic glass, ballen structures, toasted quartz and high-temperature SiO 2 modifications. Further investigations will possibly show whether the area under current investigation is only part of a much larger impact overprint of the region. During the investigations it soon became evident that the peculiar findings in the Nalbach area revealed remarkable similarities to impact features in the Holocene large Chiemgau impact strewn field in southeast Germany [8-11], and meanwhile the possibility that the Nalbach impact is a companion to the Chiemgau impact has seriously been discussed.
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Not mein faulten.
Of course not.
Did the last remaining Neanderthals go the same was as mega fauna?
First time I have heard of Thunderholes. Don’t understand how they are formed from article.
Any Freepers collect Micrometeorites? Looking for inexpensive way to photograph micrometeorites and how I can test ‘possibles’ myself to authenticate. Just starting to look into it.
I have been studying and collecting meteorites for decades, small collection though as I keep selling them to purchase new ones.
That’s an interesting idea, but by the time this alleged impact happened, the Neandertals had vanished into the hybrid that became early Europeans.
The conventional view is that the original paper on this was invalid:
> This claim has been refuted by geological research and the finding of a soil horizon of undisturbed peat and sedimentation since the end of the last glaciation period. The lake is in fact one of many kettles under the foothills of the Bavarian alps.
My view is, they found evidence of impact, but obviously they are way off on the dating — the impact(s) happened prior to glaciation.
I think the group that works on this Phaethon hypothesis pretty much invented the term “thunderholes”. They don’t look like sinkholes so much as some kind of enigmatic excavations.
Yes it seems to be a term they coined. I am looking into it further to see if these Thunderholes exist elsewhere, they must.
If there is a problem with the underlying subsurface strata being highly erosive, I’m not sure I’d want to live there.
The Cycle of Cosmic Catastrophes:
Flood, Fire, and Famine
in the History of Civilization
by Richard Firestone,
Allen West, and
Vanished into hybrid, yes, but did they vanish completely by then? It would seem to me that any pockets on non-mudblood Neanderthals would stay to themselves. Then with the Holocene extinction, their means of subsistence vanished, and so did they - except for our collective memory of dwarfs and gnomes. The absence of archaeological evidence does not mean they did not exist.
Now that we have information about Flores man and Denisovans, perhaps dwarfs and lepricans might have a basis in fact. Also the epic Grendel might be Neanderthal remanants. Didn’t Michael Chriton (sp?) do a book on this? Eathers of the Dead?
Years ago I read someone who was comparing the African Bush people to Leprechauns.
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