Massive Impact Did Not Wipe Out Prehistoric Humans, Says ResearchersSubmitted by emalvini on Wed, 01/30/2013 - 14:07
Massive Impact Did Not Wipe Out Prehistoric Humans, Says Researchers
Science Recorder | James Fluere | Wednesday, January 30, 2013
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.
Clovis refers to the earliest well-established human culture in the North American continent. The culture is named after the town in New Mexico, where archaeologists found distinct stone tools in the 1920 and 1930s.