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Re: A bolide did it! No... not really.
> Again... It is as I wrote in my original post... The authors of the article
> blaming a bolide for the cooling of climate seem to be forgetting that it
> didn't just snap cold over night in the years 536-545 A.D. The Dark Ages Cold
> Period actually began roughly 100 B.C. and lasted until about 700 A.D.
This may be, but there is only mention of the sun being obscured for
eighteen months beginning 535 AD. Historical documents from several
places confirm this. Whatever caused the general cooling may have been a
quite separate phenomenon than that which blocked out the sun for a
Personally, I suspect earthly causes are just as likely as
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