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13 kya: Case Strengthens For Cosmic Explosion Over Canada
Not dinos, but...
Geological evidence found in Ohio and Indiana in recent weeks is
strengthening the case to attribute what happened 12,900 years ago in
North America -- when the end of the last Ice Age unexpectedly turned into
a phase of extinction for animals and humans to a cataclysmic comet or
asteroid explosion over top of Canada.
A comet/asteroid theory advanced by Arizona-based geophysicist Allen West
in the past two years says that an object from space exploded just above
the earths surface at that time over modern-day Canada, sparking a massive
shock wave and heat-generating event that set large parts of the northern
hemisphere ablaze, setting the stage for the extinctions.
Now University of Cincinnati Assistant Professor of Anthropology Ken
Tankersley, working in conjunction with Allen West and Indiana Geological
Society Research Scientist Nelson R. Schaffer, has verified evidence from
sites in Ohio and Indiana including, locally, Hamilton and Clermont
counties in Ohio and Brown County in Indiana that offers the strongest
support yet for the exploding comet/asteroid theory.
Samples of diamonds, gold and silver that have been found in the region
have been conclusively sourced through X-ray diffractometry in the lab of
UC Professor of Geology Warren Huff back to the diamond fields region of