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Prehistoric mass graves may be linked to tsunamis, new research reveals
Phy dot org ^ | August 1, 2018 | Isabelle Dubach, University of New South Wales

Posted on 08/15/2018 12:07:44 AM PDT by SunkenCiv

UNSW scientists have shown -- for the first time -- that a series of high-profile burial sites in the Pacific, Mediterranean and northern Scotland were likely related to catastrophic tsunamis... Honorary Professor James Goff from the PANGEA Research Centre at UNSW Sydney, who co-authored the paper, says the research provides new insights into past human-environment interactions and a new perspective on past catastrophic events... The researchers looked at coastal mass burial sites in the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu as well as in Orkney and Shetland. The mass graves cover a long timeframe of human history -- they are from about 5000 years ago to as recent as about 500-600 years ago... The death tolls in modern coastal populations because of recent catastrophic tsunamis in Japan and Indonesia have shown the world just how devastating these events can be. Mass graves with up to 60,000 bodies illustrate that the need to bury the dead after the event often overwhelms the normal funerary protocols... The researchers' argument is not that every mass burial is tsunami-related, but that in a coastal context in particular, there is the danger of not considering it and, as such, misinterpreting much about human-environment interactions in prehistory.

Genevieve Cain from the University of Oxford, the lead author... "There is a fairly simple way forward here. When people die in a tsunami, they inhale saltwater that contains small marine micro-organisms called diatoms, which means they suffocate and then drown. These diatoms travel through the blood stream and are deposited and preserved within the bone marrow of larger bones. If we can find marine diatoms, this may indicate that the body is a tsunami victim."

(Excerpt) Read more at phys.org ...


TOPICS: Astronomy; Science
KEYWORDS: australia; canaryislands; catastrophism; cumbrevieja; godsgravesglyphs; lapalma; madagascar; mikebaillie; orkney; orkneys; scotland; scotlandyet; shetland; shetlandislands; solomonislands; tsunami; tsunamis; vanuatu
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1 posted on 08/15/2018 12:07:44 AM PDT by SunkenCiv
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Storegga Slide
http://www.google.com/search?q=Storegga+Slide&btnG=Search

http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/storegga/index

http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/storeggaslide/index


2 posted on 08/15/2018 12:14:49 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (www.tapatalk.com/groups/godsgravesglyphs/, forum.darwincentral.org, www.gopbriefingroom.com)
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To: SunkenCiv

“they inhale saltwater that contains small marine micro-organisms called diatoms, which means they suffocate and then drown. These diatoms travel through the blood stream and are deposited and preserved within the bone marrow of larger bones.”
That makes no sense! Once someone drowns their heart stops which means all circulation stops with in minutes. Hardly enough time to circulate blood to the bone marrow.


3 posted on 08/15/2018 12:35:20 AM PDT by MCF (If my home can't be my Castle, then it will be my Alamo)
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To: SunkenCiv
Seems like a huge funeral fire would have been a whole lot easier than digging a huge grave.

Especially since there were no backhoes or dozers available from the rental centers at that time.

4 posted on 08/15/2018 2:24:40 AM PDT by eartick (Stupidity is expecting the government that broke itself to go out and fix itself. Texan for TEXIT!)
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To: eartick

“Seems like a huge funeral fire would have been a whole lot easier than digging a huge grave.”

All the wood was wet from the tsunami.

L


5 posted on 08/15/2018 2:36:28 AM PDT by Lurker (President Trump isn't our last chance. President Trump is THEIR last chance.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Where have they found “Mass graves with up to 60,000 bodies”?


6 posted on 08/15/2018 3:01:39 AM PDT by Clean_Sweep
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To: SunkenCiv
Oh no, I thought tsunamis were caused by climate change...I mean everything else is blamed on it...😋
7 posted on 08/15/2018 3:42:26 AM PDT by Deplorable American1776 (Proud to be a DeplorableAmerican with a Deplorable Family...even the dog is, too. :-))
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To: SunkenCiv

The picture from “CCO Public Domain” is from a large single wave, like found during surfing competitions where waves repeat every minute, or so.. The movies of the recent tsunami in Japan indicated a much more slowly rising water level that an aware person could outrun if he had his wits about him, and had a place on higher ground to go to.


8 posted on 08/15/2018 3:55:18 AM PDT by norwaypinesavage (The stone age didn't end because we ran out of stones.)
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To: SunkenCiv
Eden In The East

Fascinating book. the collapse of the North American glaciers at the end of the ice Age would have produced humongous tsunamis that would have swept the islands and SEA.

9 posted on 08/15/2018 4:15:33 AM PDT by arthurus (y7/-vvv^^^)
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To: SunkenCiv
Eden In The East

Fascinating book. the collapse of the North American glaciers at the end of the ice Age would have produced humongous tsunamis that would have swept the islands and SEA.

10 posted on 08/15/2018 4:15:40 AM PDT by arthurus (y7/-vvv^^^)
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To: SunkenCiv
Until I saw your name, I considered the article might try to claim that the mass graves were a causal effect of tsunamis.

I guess any event that causes a lot of deaths in a short time would result in such graves...why not the occasional tsunami too?

11 posted on 08/15/2018 4:57:43 AM PDT by trebb (So many "experts" with so little experience in what they preach....even here...)
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To: arthurus

“Would have swept”

The glaciers don’t melt overnight. It goes the course of thousands of years. Wooly mammoth time was the maximum extent of the last glaciation. We’re technically still in an ice age. Glaciations cycle up and back within ice ages. There have been 60 such events in the past 4 million years. Average 66 thousand years a cycle.

The press and climate “scientists” mischaracterize the last glaciation as “the last ice age” all the time.


12 posted on 08/15/2018 5:10:41 AM PDT by fruser1
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To: SunkenCiv

Damned SUVs and global warming!


13 posted on 08/15/2018 9:46:10 AM PDT by publius911 (Rule by Fiat-Obama's a Phone and a Pen)
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14 posted on 08/15/2018 11:09:39 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (www.tapatalk.com/groups/godsgravesglyphs/, forum.darwincentral.org, www.gopbriefingroom.com)
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To: MCF

Just enough time, it turns out.


15 posted on 08/15/2018 11:10:35 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (www.tapatalk.com/groups/godsgravesglyphs/, forum.darwincentral.org, www.gopbriefingroom.com)
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To: eartick
If the tsunami doesn't make the matches wet.

16 posted on 08/15/2018 11:11:17 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (www.tapatalk.com/groups/godsgravesglyphs/, forum.darwincentral.org, www.gopbriefingroom.com)
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To: Clean_Sweep
That is a reference to the modern tsunamis.

17 posted on 08/15/2018 11:11:45 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (www.tapatalk.com/groups/godsgravesglyphs/, forum.darwincentral.org, www.gopbriefingroom.com)
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To: fruser1
They broke loose pretty much overnight with some rapid (tsunami) and some long term (rising sea levels and a drowned subcontinent) effects. It happened three times from about 11000 years ago to 7600 years ago, the most recent being the most severe.

Eden in the East

It is a really interesting book. The geology shows these things happened and they were not just a slow thaw but the great ice sheets being undermined by warm salt water and breaking loose to slide into the ocean creating thus some really big tsunami and there were also some rather sudden effects of the immense glacial lakes that flowed out behind the glaciers and made for a rapid rise that in itself permanently drowned a huge continental shelf of previously dry forested and populated land in SEA.

18 posted on 08/15/2018 11:58:51 AM PDT by arthurus (fh)
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To: trebb
I thought the same thing when I found this one (at first) -- the first article I'd seen pertained to the Orkneys, which has cryptic ruins of very great age -- but what struck me about that is, when the Storegga Slide tsunami hit, the wave probably scoured every living thing off all or most of those islands (Faroe, Shetlands, Orkneys, etc). Naturally I couldn't find that one when I got home. :^)

This has been a risk for a long time, I wonder if tsunamis weren't the main reason for megalithic structures, particularly at the seaside (Brittany, Easter Island, etc).

19 posted on 08/15/2018 12:06:17 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (www.tapatalk.com/groups/godsgravesglyphs/, forum.darwincentral.org, www.gopbriefingroom.com)
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To: norwaypinesavage
Obviously we watched different videos of the Japanese (and maybe Indonesian) tsunamis. There's a long pullback (tsunami means something like "big wave in port") which leaves the usual beaches high and dry for a short period, strands boats, that kind of thing, then the water rises relentlessly, arriving with a rush and roar.

20 posted on 08/15/2018 12:10:16 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (www.tapatalk.com/groups/godsgravesglyphs/, forum.darwincentral.org, www.gopbriefingroom.com)
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