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Massive impact did not wipe out prehistoric humans, say researchers

Ross Cronkrite | Science Recorder | January 30, 2013

Massive impact did not wipe out prehistoric humans, say researchers

Researchers from the Royal Holloway university contend that a comet did not wipe out prehistoric humans in North America 13,000 years ago, according to a news release from the university. Researchers from Royal Holloway, collaborating with researchers from Sandia National Laboratories and 13 other universities across the United States and Europe,  have discovered evidence which proves […]

Researchers from the Royal Holloway university contend that a comet did not wipe out prehistoric humans in North America 13,000 years ago, according to a news release from the university.

Researchers from Royal Holloway, collaborating with researchers from Sandia National Laboratories and 13 other universities across the United States and Europe,  have discovered evidence which proves false the theory that a massive impact or airburst brought about a significant change to the Earth’s climate and ended the Clovis culture. They believe that other explanations must be discussed for the apparent disappearance of Clovis culture in North America 13,000 years ago.

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