New Evidence Ties Younger Dryas Impact With Gobekli Tepe
What could have triggered a sudden ice age 13,000 years ago, causing massive global destruction and dramatic cultural change? A new survey of decades of compelling scientific evidence strongly indicates that it came from the sky and gave rise to the very origins of civilization.
The Younger Dryas is the name given to a geological period that took place between 12,800 and 11,500 years ago. Marked by a suddenly occurring mini-ice age, this time was one of environmental catastrophe, worldwide animal extinctions, and major changes in human culture and population. While researchers have, for decades, been debating various explanations for these cataclysmic events, one controversial hypothesis now appears to be supported by evidence.
Dr. Martin Sweatman is a scientist at the University of Edinburgh who recently completed a thorough survey of this Younger Dryas Impact Hypothesis.
“There is now this impact hypothesis, which was developed and first stated in 2007, and it suggested that this geological period—this mini-ice age that lasted for 1,300 years—was triggered by a cosmic impact with fragments of a comet,” he said.
“And so since then, since 2007, there’s been a lot of research published, some for and some against this idea.”
Artificial Intelligence Uncovers More Than 140 New Nazca Lines
Since Peruvian archaeologist Toribio Mejía Xesspe first discovered the Nazca lines in the 1920s, — giant images etched into the earth across Peruvian plateaus — they have been the subject of great speculation, with scientists searching for a logical explanation and others wondering if they are signals and symbols reaching out to alien life forms. The Nazca geoglyphs are so tremendous in their proportions (some of which measure up to 1,200 feet long) and so incomprehensible on the ground that their messages seem aimed at viewers who must have been airborne. And now, even more of these geoglyphs have been discovered in Peru, further baffling the already baffled investigators. While these latest finds are exciting, it seems that scientists are no closer to resolving the mystery of why they were created.