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space Here's More Evidence That Earth Got Hit by Something Huge 12,800 Years Ago
gizmodo uk ^ | 06 Oct 2019 at 6:00AM | George Dvorsky on

Posted on 10/07/2019 9:42:49 AM PDT by BenLurkin

Along with locations in North and South America, Greenland, Western Europe, and the Middle East, we can now add southern Africa to the list of places where scientists have uncovered evidence of a calamitous event that happened 12,800 years ago.

This evidence of a 12,800-year-old platinum spike in Africa is the first to be found on the continent, and it’s yet further evidence in support of the Younger Dryas Impact Hypothesis.

According to this theory, either a comet or asteroid struck Earth during the Pleistocene, triggering an impact winter that saw temperatures plummet around the globe. The associated loss of plant life lead to the extinction of many large animal species, along with possible disruptions to human populations around the world.

Indeed, the time of the alleged impact coincides with the disappearance of many animal species around the planet. Africa was no exception, as the Young Dryas period (12,800 to 11,500 years ago) was when several species, including giant buffalos, zebras, and wildebeest, went extinct. At the same time, there’s evidence from this period that human populations might have also suffered. The Clovis people of North America, for example, were suddenly producing fewer stone tools during this period, and a similar drop in stone tool production has been documented among the Robberg culture of southern Africa.

It’s important to point out that the Younger Dryas Impact Hypothesis is a highly controversial idea, given the lack of evidence. Critics have said an “an age discrepancy” exists “between different sites where proposed impact markers have been found, and that much of the evidence, such as magnetic microspherules, nanodiamonds, shocked quartz, and other minerals, are ambiguous in nature and open to interpretation. It also doesn’t help that an associated impact crater hasn’t been linked to the supposed event.

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TOPICS: History
KEYWORDS: africa; archaeology; archeology; catastrophism; clovisimpact; extinction; giantbuffaloes; giantwildebeest; giantzebra; godsgravesglyphs; impact; megafauna; platinum; pleistocene; robbergculture; southernafrica; wonderkrater; youngdryas; youngerdryas
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Locations where 12,800-year-old platinum spikes have been recorded on Earth.
Image: Francis Thackeray/Wits University

1 posted on 10/07/2019 9:42:49 AM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: SunkenCiv

One more for the list


2 posted on 10/07/2019 9:44:46 AM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire. Or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

What do you think caused the end of the ice age?


3 posted on 10/07/2019 9:46:54 AM PDT by Vermont Lt
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To: Vermont Lt

What do you think caused the end of the ice age?

Duh, SUVs.


4 posted on 10/07/2019 9:51:08 AM PDT by BushCountry (thinks he needs a gal whose name doesn't end in ".jpg")
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To: BenLurkin

What killed off the Clovis and others from the Solutrean hypothesis.


5 posted on 10/07/2019 9:52:36 AM PDT by Vaquero ( Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill yo u.)
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To: Vermont Lt
According to this theory, either a comet or asteroid struck Earth during the Pleistocene, triggering an impact winter that saw temperatures plummet around the globe.

I'm sure it's all complicated, but they seem to believe a massive drop in temperature is at least partly why the Ice Age ended. [shrug] Settled science, I suppose.

6 posted on 10/07/2019 9:52:38 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (If White Privilege is real, why did Elizabeth Warren lie about being an Indian?)
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To: Vermont Lt

Glowbull warming.


7 posted on 10/07/2019 9:53:55 AM PDT by umgud
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To: Vermont Lt

SUV's of course.

8 posted on 10/07/2019 9:54:23 AM PDT by seawolf101 (Member LES DEPLORABLES)
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To: BenLurkin
Quick, tweet greta and get her on board. 😳😁
9 posted on 10/07/2019 9:54:51 AM PDT by rktman ( #My2ndAmend! ----- Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?)
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To: BenLurkin
It was Big Oprah.


10 posted on 10/07/2019 9:56:36 AM PDT by Rinnwald
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To: Vermont Lt
Ram pickups with hemi engines? Just a SWAG. 😁
11 posted on 10/07/2019 9:56:40 AM PDT by rktman ( #My2ndAmend! ----- Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?)
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To: BenLurkin

Apparently the U.S. was a favorite target for hits delivered from outer space.


12 posted on 10/07/2019 9:57:34 AM PDT by Robert DeLong
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To: BenLurkin

13 posted on 10/07/2019 9:59:25 AM PDT by Magnum44 (My comprehensive terrorism plan: Hunt them down and kill them.)
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To: rktman

Gonna say, tell Greta so she can tell us how we let her down. We should have been paying taxes for the past 12,800 years to prevent this from happening again. Meteor credits will stop it from happening again.


14 posted on 10/07/2019 9:59:46 AM PDT by taterjay
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To: Vaquero

What killed off the Clovis and others from the Solutrean hypothesis.


Skimming this the first time, I thought it read “Soultrain” hypothesis... lol


15 posted on 10/07/2019 10:01:48 AM PDT by HombreSecreto (The life of a repo man is always intense)
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To: Vermont Lt
"What do you think caused the end of the ice age?"

The real question is, what caused the beginning and end of all the previous ice ages on a quite regular cycle?

Glacial/Interglacial periods...


16 posted on 10/07/2019 10:05:21 AM PDT by Openurmind
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To: Vermont Lt

[[What do you think caused the end of the ice age?]]

Dinosaur farts


17 posted on 10/07/2019 10:05:31 AM PDT by Bob434
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To: HombreSecreto

That’s .......Soooooouuuuul Train.


18 posted on 10/07/2019 10:06:22 AM PDT by Vaquero ( Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill yo u.)
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To: Vermont Lt
What do you think caused the end of the ice age?

Read Earth's Shifting Crust by Charles Hapgood; Forward by (the) Albert Einstein. The Einstein forward is available using the "Look Inside" feature at the Amazon link provided here.

ML.NJ

19 posted on 10/07/2019 10:08:05 AM PDT by ml/nj (eeter hope ther are no statue)
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To: BenLurkin

My theory: comet impact 12,800 YA.

Then MicroNova of sun, 1500 years later to melt.


20 posted on 10/07/2019 10:11:31 AM PDT by cicero2k
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