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Friday, 18 June 2010

New Paper: Younger Dryas Impact Theory Controversy Continues

New Paper: Younger Dryas Impact Theory Controversy Continues

Friday, June 18, 2010 11:41 AM

In "[meteorite-list] alternative hypothesis to YD ", Dirk wrote:

"A new paper published which is more likely than the
YD hypothesis:
http://lunarmeteoritehunters.blogspot.com/2010/06/crackpot-yd-hypothesis-gets-wack.html
"

More details at:

Fossil evidence casts doubt on Younger Dryas impact theory
AGU Release No. 10–13, June 16, 2010,
http://www.agu.org/news/press/pr_archives/2010/2010-13.shtml

http://www.astrobiology.com/news/viewpr.html?pid=31062


The paper is:

Scott, A. C., N. Pinter, M. E. Collinson, M. Hardiman, S. Anderson,
A. P. R. Brain, S. Y. Smith, F. Marone, and M. Stampanoni, in press,
Fungus, not comet or catastrophe, accounts for carbonaceous
spherules in the Younger Dryas "impact layer". Geophysical Research
Letters doi:10.1029/2010GL043345, in press.

Papers in Press
http://www.agu.org/contents/journals/ViewPapersInPress.do?journalCode=GL


In addition, there is "Comet Impact as the Cause of the Younger
Dryas: Pros and Cons", Saturday, August 14, 2010, Exploring the
Pleistocene-Holocene Boundary in the Americas: From Molecules
to Continents, American Quaternary Association Meeting, University
of Wyoming, Roy J. Shlemon Center for Quaternary Studies
http://quaternary.uwyo.edu/amqua2010/speakers.html

http://quaternary.uwyo.edu/amqua2010/index.html


Yours,

Paul H.

"The past is never dead. It's not even past."
William Faulkner, Act 1, Scene III, Requiem for a Nun (1951)

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