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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:

More details at:

Fossil evidence casts doubt on Younger Dryas impact theory
AGU Release No. 10–13, June 16, 2010,

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

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


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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