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Friday, 20 August 2004

re: antarctic impact

re: antarctic impact

Paul H bristolia at yahoo.com
Fri Aug 20 13:56:06 EDT 2004

Marco Langbroek wrote:


>If these craters indeed are impact craters and

>0.8 Ma old, that's interesting. Even without

>this new findings there's evidence for multiple

>cratering events around 0.8 Ma. Apart from the

>australasian tektites, there's Darwin crater,

>and there are the Tikal tektites from meso-America.


The Tikal tektites are indeed interesting as they
have been dated at 800,000+/-100,000 and overlap
in composition with Australasian tektites. It does get
more and more curious.

Tikal tektite references

Nagy, H. M.,2002, Tikal Report 27B: The Artifacts
of Tikal : Utilitarian Artifacts and Unworked
Material, University of Pennsylvania Museum
Publication,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Hildebrand, A. R., Moholy-Nagy, H., Koeberl, C.,
May, L., and others, 1994, Tektites found in the
ruins of the Maya city of Tikal, Guatemala. Lunar
and Planetary Science, vol. 77, pp. 213-219.

Yours,

Paul
Baton Rouge, LA

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