Monday, May 8, 2017

Gobekli Tepe recorded a Devastating Comet Strike


 













Turns out that ancient man used animal symbols to denote constellations and likely did so world wide, thus we can actually read all those odd pictograms out there.  Good news for archaeologists that also allows dating.

It now appears that the Pleistocene nonconformity paradigm is gaining real momentum.


Add in those two independent eye witness reports of the comet passage from the kolbrin bible and we have a completely compelling cultural confirmation that is actually superior to the Hebrew bible in terms of cross verification.

I personally never though to get a sniff of such material except perhaps from India which majorly felt the effects but did not see the event itself.   Northern Europe and Turkey were well positioned to see and survive the event.


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Gobekli Tepe recorded a Devastating Comet Strike


Sarah Knapton writes “Ancient stone carvings confirm that a comet struck the Earth around 11,000BC, a devastating event which wiped out woolly mammoths and sparked the rise of civilizations”. Experts at the University of Edinburgh analyzed mysterious symbols carved onto stone pillars at Gobekli Tepe in southern Turkey, to find out if they could be linked to constellations. The markings suggest that a swarm of comet fragments hit Earth at the exact same time that a mini-ice age struck, changing the entire course of human history. Scientists have speculated for decades that a comet could be behind the sudden fall in temperature during a period known as the Younger Dryas. But recently the theory appeared to have been debunked by new dating of meteor craters in North America where the comet is thought to have struck.



The Vulture Stone, at Gobekli Tepe CREDIT: ALISTAIR COOMBS

However, when engineers studied animal carvings made on a pillar – known as the vulture stone – at Gobekli Tepe they discovered that the creatures were actually astronomical symbols which represented constellations and the comet.

The idea had been originally put forward by author Graham Hancock in his book Magicians of the Gods.

Using a computer program to show where the constellations would have appeared above Turkey thousands of years ago, they were able to pinpoint the comet strike to 10,950BC, the exact time the Younger Dryas begins according to ice core data from Greenland.

[ ice core data is fairly reliable through around this time span and it is plausible that  the impact also produced a break in the data as well in this time period.  - arclein ]

The Younger Dryas is viewed as a crucial period for humanity, as it roughly coincides with the emergence of agriculture and the first Neolithic civilizations.

Before the strike, vast areas of wild wheat and barley had allowed nomadic hunters in the Middle East to establish permanent base camps. But the difficult climate conditions following the impact forced communities to come together and work out new ways of maintaining the crops, through watering and selective breeding. Thus farming began, allowing the rise of the first towns.

Edinburgh researchers said the carvings appear to have remained important to the people of Gobekli Tepe for millennia, suggesting that the event and cold climate that followed likely had a very serious impact.

Dr Martin Sweatman, of the University of Edinburgh’s School of Engineering, who led the research, said: “I think this research; along with the recent finding of a widespread platinum anomaly across the North American continent virtually seal the case in favor of (a Younger Dryas comet impact).

“Our work serves to reinforce that physical evidence. What is happening here is the process of paradigm change.

“It appears Göbekli Tepe was, among other things, an observatory for monitoring the night sky. One of its pillars seems to have served as a memorial to this devastating event – probably the worst day in history since the end of the ice age.” Gobekli Tepe, is thought to be the world’s oldest temple site, which dates from around 9,000 BC. Researchers believe the images were intended as a record of the cataclysmic event, and that a further carving showing a headless man may indicate human disaster and extensive loss of life.

Symbolism on the pillars also indicates that the long-term changes in Earth’s rotational axis was recorded at this time using an early form of writing, and that Gobekli Tepe was an observatory for meteors and comets. The finding also supports a theory that Earth is likely to experience periods when comet strikes are more likely, owing to the planet’s orbit intersecting orbiting rings of comet fragments in space.

But despite the ancient age of the pillars, Dr Sweatman does not believe it is the earliest example of astronomy in the archaeological record. “Many Paleolithic cave paintings and artifacts with similar animal symbols and other repeated symbols suggest astronomy could be very ancient indeed

The research is published in Mediterranean Archaeology and Archaeometry.





Gobekli Tepe recorded a Devastating Comet Strike


Sarah Knapton writes “Ancient stone carvings confirm that a comet struck the Earth around 11,000BC, a devastating event which wiped out woolly mammoths and sparked the rise of civilizations”. Experts at the University of Edinburgh analyzed mysterious symbols carved onto stone pillars at Gobekli Tepe in southern Turkey, to find out if they could be linked to constellations. The markings suggest that a swarm of comet fragments hit Earth at the exact same time that a mini-ice age struck, changing the entire course of human history. Scientists have speculated for decades that a comet could be behind the sudden fall in temperature during a period known as the Younger Dryas. But recently the theory appeared to have been debunked by new dating of meteor craters in North America where the comet is thought to have struck.


The Vulture Stone, at Gobekli Tepe CREDIT: ALISTAIR COOMBS

However, when engineers studied animal carvings made on a pillar – known as the vulture stone – at Gobekli Tepe they discovered that the creatures were actually astronomical symbols which represented constellations and the comet.

The idea had been originally put forward by author Graham Hancock in his book Magicians of the Gods.

Using a computer program to show where the constellations would have appeared above Turkey thousands of years ago, they were able to pinpoint the comet strike to 10,950BC, the exact time the Younger Dryas begins according to ice core data from Greenland.

The Younger Dryas is viewed as a crucial period for humanity, as it roughly coincides with the emergence of agriculture and the first Neolithic civilizations.

Before the strike, vast areas of wild wheat and barley had allowed nomadic hunters in the Middle East to establish permanent base camps. But the difficult climate conditions following the impact forced communities to come together and work out new ways of maintaining the crops, through watering and selective breeding. Thus farming began, allowing the rise of the first towns.

[ well maybe, but this explanation is surely far too ambitious.  Herding i do believe but wild grains are horribly difficult to work with unless fed to cattle.  An extra step is demanded here and it is not obvious either.  Also we do have a large time gap of at least two thousand years between the event and actual conditions allowing agriculture..  arclein]

Edinburgh researchers said the carvings appear to have remained important to the people of Gobekli Tepe for millennia, suggesting that the event and cold climate that followed likely had a very serious impact.

Dr Martin Sweatman, of the University of Edinburgh’s School of Engineering, who led the research, said: “I think this research; along with the recent finding of a widespread platinum anomaly across the North American continent virtually seal the case in favor of (a Younger Dryas comet impact).

“Our work serves to reinforce that physical evidence. What is happening here is the process of paradigm change.

“It appears Göbekli Tepe was, among other things, an observatory for monitoring the night sky. One of its pillars seems to have served as a memorial to this devastating event – probably the worst day in history since the end of the ice age.” Gobekli Tepe, is thought to be the world’s oldest temple site, which dates from around 9,000 BC. Researchers believe the images were intended as a record of the cataclysmic event, and that a further carving showing a headless man may indicate human disaster and extensive loss of life.

Symbolism on the pillars also indicates that the long-term changes in Earth’s rotational axis was recorded at this time using an early form of writing, and that Gobekli Tepe was an observatory for meteors and comets. The finding also supports a theory that Earth is likely to experience periods when comet strikes are more likely, owing to the planet’s orbit intersecting orbiting rings of comet fragments in space.

[ Yes, the impact shifted the Earth's crust thirty degrees south through Hudson Bay as well.  Quite rightly, no one believes this yet and they are just accepting that we got hammered. - arclein  ]

But despite the ancient age of the pillars, Dr Sweatman does not believe it is the earliest example of astronomy in the archaeological record. “Many Paleolithic cave paintings and artifacts with similar animal symbols and other repeated symbols suggest astronomy could be very ancient indeed

The research is published in Mediterranean Archaeology and Archaeometry.


A new study has reported evidence of a comet or meteorite or low-density object barreling toward Earth, exploding in the upper atmosphere and triggering a devastating swath that wiped out most of the large animals, their habitat and humans of that period. “The detonation either fried them or compressed them because of the shock wave. It was a mini nuclear winter,” said Ted Bunch, NAU adjunct professor of geology and former NASA researcher who specializes in impact craters.

The presence of around 500,000 elliptical craters, ranging from a few hundred meters to 11 kilometers in size, across the entire eastern seaboard of the United States, from New Jersey down to Miami, is perhaps the greatest clue. A comet which entered the earth’s atmosphere from the north-west over Alaska and disintegrated into millions of pieces that detonated above the ground, very much in the manner of the small comet which caused the Tunguska event in Siberia in June 1908. Is it just a coincidence that more than two million huge holes were gouged into the ground – all at the same time – about 12,000 years ago at a magnetic reversal?


[ again they are all missing the fact that those craters are formed by ice ejecta from the ice cap.  I am glad that someone has determined a number of 500,000. - arclein ]

Alexander Tollmann, “a professor in the institute of geology at the University of Vienna, compared the numerous myths of a great flood, recorded in almost every prehistoric civilization, with the geological evidence for a comet impact at about the same time.. Islands and caves are found filled with ancient bones showing a great catastrophe in our distant past. Thanks to the Telegraph



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