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  • Clovis Comet? Younger Dryas Impact Hypothesis Gets a Bayesian Beating ~ and Survives!

    The hypothesis that a series of cosmic impact events was responsible for the Younger Dryas has stood up to a large statistical test, using Bayesian analysis.  Article provides a link to open-access published paper on ResearchGate.

  • SC Scientist Leads Team that Finds Evidence of Possible Comet Impact 12,800 years ago

    A team led by an archaeologist from Aiken, SC, has found widespread evidence that a comet or an asteroid hit the Earth about 12,800 years ago. That collision might explain abrupt climate changes during a period known as the Younger Dryas.  It also may explain why mastodons and other big beasts known as megafauna disappeared from South Carolina and other areas.  In addition, it could provide support for some scientists’ claims that a large number of Paleo-Indians from the Clovis culture also died off around that time because of a comet strike.

  • Ancient Stones of Australia: Mysterious Rock Arrangements of Adam’s Garden

    The site Frederic Slater, President of the Australian Archaeological Education and Research Society, proposed was “Australia’s Stonehenge,” which Evan and Steven Strong refer to as the Standing Stones site, and a complementary site named “Adam’s Garden.”  What hasn’t been made clear, or fully understood, is that these sites form part of a much larger complex.  Geographic location remains vague in hopes of protecting the site from vandalism.