Graham Hancock, a well known alternative "prehistorian" and
best-selling popular book author has apparently Become a supporter
of the Younger Dryas Impact Hypothesis. In his upcoming book, which
is currently described as a revision of his 1995 book, "Fingerprints of
the Gods,” Mr. Hancock will apparently argue for Younger Dryas
Impact having created a "titanic global cataclysm" that destroyed a
lost civilization that he believes existed during the Late Pleistocene.
According to published accounts, he will apparently use Gobekli Tepi
as evidence of the existence of this lost Ice Age civilization.
"Graham Hancock Working on 'Fingerprints of the Gods Part 2'" at
".... the first piece of evidence that made me realise there
was a new story to be told was proof that north America
was struck by several pieces of a giant fragmenting comet
12,900 years ago (i.e. 10,900 BC), causing an extinction-level
event all around the planet, radically changing global
climate and initiating the sudden and hitherto unexplained
thousand-year deep-freeze right at the end of the Ice Age
that geologists call the Younger Dryas."
"…supports the thesis of a great civilisation, lost to history
between 13,000 and 12,000 years ago, that I controversially
put before the public in 1995 with Fingerprints of the Gods."
His Facebook page about the Younger Dryas impact hypothesis is
Initially, in Fingerprints of the Gods, Mr. Hancock argued that his lost
Ice Age civilization was destroyed by Earth Crustal Displacement.
In "Underworld: Flooded Kingdoms of the Ice Age", he abandoned Earth
Crustal Displacement and argued that his lost Ice Age civilization was
destroyed by rapid global sea level rise that started at the end of the
last Ice Age and continued into Early Holocene. Now it appears that
his terminal Pleistocene cataclysm has shifted again from terminal
Pleistocene – Early Holocene global sea level rise to the hypothesized
Younger Dryas impact.
Reviews of Fingerprints of the Gods are:
1. Malek, J., 1996, Fingerprints of the Gods: A Review. Discussions in
Egyptology. vol. 24, pp. 135 – 142.
2. The Gentle Art of Myth Management by Duncan Edlin, Papers, Hall of Ma’at,
Additional articles about “Fingerprints of the Gods” and Earth Crustal
Displacement can be found in the “Papers” section of the Hall of Ma’at,
Brass, M., 2002, Tracing Graham Hancock's Shifting Cataclysm. Skeptical
Inquirer. vol. 26, no. 4, pp. 45-49.
Reviews of "Underworld: Flooded Kingdoms of the Ice Age" and associated
1. Book Review of Underworld by Graham Hancock by Duncan Edlin
Papers, Hall of Ma’at,
2. Review of Flooded Kingdoms of the Ice Age by Nic Flemming
Papers, Hall of Ma’at,
Some other books of Graham Hancock’s other books include “Keeper
Of Genesis,” “Talisman: Sacred Cities, Secret Faith,” “The Sign and The
Seal,” “Heaven's Mirror,” and “Supernatural: Meetings with The Ancient
Teachers of Mankind.”
A review of “Supernatural: Meetings with The Ancient Teachers of Mankind”
is: The trance of life by Gary Lachman, The Guardian, December 30, 2005
A related paper is:
Spencer, W., 2003, The Lost Aisle: Selling Atlantis in the “Spiritual
Supermarket”. Journal of Religion and Popular Culture. vol. 3, no. 1,