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Ancient human settlement was obliterated by a COMET that exploded in Earth's atmosphere and sent fragments of molten glass 'hot enough to melt cars' flying to the ground 12,800 years ago
DailyMail ^ | 10 March 2020 | Ian Randall

Posted on 03/10/2020 10:32:32 AM PDT by BenLurkin

The event destroyed a village found in the Abu Hureyra dig site in Syria...

The impact is also believed to have contributed to the extinction of many large animals, including mammoths as well as North American horses and camels.

Experts believe the explosion helped bring about the demise of the North American Clovis culture and usher in an episode of climatic cooling.

The Abu Hureyra site is located on the edge of a vast region known as the Younger Dryas Boundary (YDB) strewnfield, which incorporates around 30 sites across Europe, the Americas and parts of the Middle East.

The strewnfield is characterised by signs of massive-scale burning — including a 'black mat' layer that is rich in carbon and platinum and and contains millions of tiny nanodiamonds and tiny metal spheres that must have formed in great heat.

Experts had long wondered if this layer of devastation may have been caused by a catastrophic impact event — a hypothesis supported by the discovery of a contemporaneous impact crater under the Hiawatha Glacier in Greenland.

In their study, Professor Kennett and colleagues analysed the glass found at Abu Hureyra to determine its composition, structure and likely formation temperature — concluding that it formed at temperatures in excess of 3,992°F (2,200°C).

Such intense heats could not be explained by contemporary human technology — or even lightning or a volcanic eruption.

This conclusion is supported by the presence in the meltglass of minerals rich in chromium, iron, nickel, sulphides, titanium and even platinum and iridium-rich iron.

The team found that the meltglass recovered from the Abu Hureyra site contained both material from the comet, but also vaporised soil, sediments and organic matter from the settlement that cooled nearly instantaneously to form glass.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Astronomy; History; Science
KEYWORDS: abuhureyra; asteroid; asteroids; astronomy; catastrophism; clovis; comet; godsgravesglyphs; greenland; science; syria; youngerdryas
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1 posted on 03/10/2020 10:32:32 AM PDT by BenLurkin
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“Where are their chariots?”


2 posted on 03/10/2020 10:33:06 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: SunkenCiv

clovisyoungerdryascometexticntioncoolingcratersglassimpactping


3 posted on 03/10/2020 10:33:28 AM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire. Or both.)
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And those were the good old days.


4 posted on 03/10/2020 10:36:56 AM PDT by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: BenLurkin

Where are the cities covered in molten glass?


5 posted on 03/10/2020 10:37:07 AM PDT by SkyDancer ( ~ Just Consider Me A Random Fact Generator ~ Eat Sleep Fly Repeat ~)
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To: BenLurkin

The Bloomberg Comet. Big flash, nothing but disaster.


6 posted on 03/10/2020 10:38:21 AM PDT by Nateman ( Unless the left is screaming you are doing it wrong.)
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To: BenLurkin

They must’ve had a blast.


7 posted on 03/10/2020 10:39:10 AM PDT by HighSierra5
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Trump’s fault.


8 posted on 03/10/2020 10:39:11 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: BenLurkin

We should replicate that in every location where Muslims can be located, today. For The Children, of course.


9 posted on 03/10/2020 10:39:15 AM PDT by Howie66 ("...Against All Enemies, Foreign and Democrat.....")
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They had cars back then? Who knew?


10 posted on 03/10/2020 10:39:35 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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11 posted on 03/10/2020 10:41:58 AM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire. Or both.)
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Sucked to be a car owner back then.


12 posted on 03/10/2020 10:42:11 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs
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Hmm...my first car was a Mercury just about that old. Then there's this Chevy Malibu that got zotted. It happens.
13 posted on 03/10/2020 10:43:26 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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Ahhhh- so thaaaaat’s what happened to all the SUV’s that caused climate change back then


14 posted on 03/10/2020 10:43:33 AM PDT by Bob434
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To: 75thOVI; Abathar; agrace; aimhigh; Alice in Wonderland; AnalogReigns; AndrewC; aragorn; ...
Thanks BenLurkin.



The Cycle of Cosmic Catastrophes: Flood, Fire, and Famine in the History of Civilization
The Cycle of Cosmic Catastrophes:
Flood, Fire, and Famine
in the History of Civilization

by Richard Firestone,
Allen West, and
Simon Warwick-Smith


15 posted on 03/10/2020 10:44:48 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager imagining managing an imaginary menagerie.)
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The Flintstones drove a car, have you not seen that show?


16 posted on 03/10/2020 10:47:18 AM PDT by entropy12 (You are either for free enterprise or want gov't to interfere with corporate issues.)
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I owned a ‘65 Comet Caliente 289, …… great car to have at the start of the muscle car era.


17 posted on 03/10/2020 10:47:54 AM PDT by EnglishOnly (eWFight all out to win OR get out now. .)
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18 posted on 03/10/2020 10:54:01 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager imagining managing an imaginary menagerie.)
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Can we schedule the next one?


19 posted on 03/10/2020 10:57:33 AM PDT by Gman
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Ancient human settlement was obliterated by a COMET that exploded in Earth's atmosphere and sent fragments of molten glass 'hot enough to melt cars' flying to the ground 12,800 years ago

My 10,800 BC Porsche had some melt marks on it. That would explain it.

20 posted on 03/10/2020 10:57:46 AM PDT by FreeReign
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