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Thursday, 27 April 2017

New Paper about Göbekli Tepewith and the Younger Dryas Impact

New Paper about Göbekli Tepewith and the Younger Dryas Impact

A recent paper in Mediterranean Archaeology and Archaeometry discusses the Göbekli Tepewith
Site in Turkey in the context of the Younger Dryas Impact hypothesis. It is:

Sweatman MB, Tsikritsis D. Decoding Göbekli Tepewith
Archaeoastronomy: What Does the Fox Say?. 
Mediterranean Archaeology and Archaeometry. 2017;17(1):233-50.

http://maajournal.com/Issues/2017/Vol17-1/Sweatman%20and%20Tsikritsis%2017%281%29.pdf

http://www.research.ed.ac.uk/portal/files/33194700/MAA_TEMPLATE_Decoding_Gobekli_Tepe_final.pdf

Some comments on the paper can be found in

1. “Academic Journal Runs Article Claiming Göbekli Tepe Records Comet Strike, Misses Fact That Article Is Based on Speculative Andrew Collins Book” by Jason Colavito, April 22, 2017, at:

http://www.jasoncolavito.com/blog/academic-journal-runs-article-claiming-gobekli-tepe-records-comet-strike-misses-fact-that-article-is-based-on-speculative-andrew-collins-book

2. “Archaeoastronomy, meteor showers, mass extinction: What does the fox say? (And what the crane? The aurochs?)” by Robert Kerr, The Tepe telegrams.

https://tepetelegrams.wordpress.com/2017/04/21/archaeoastronomy-meteor-showers-mass-extinction-what-does-the-fox-say-and-what-the-crane-the-aurochs/

and “Ancient stone carvings confirm how comet struck earth in 10,950 BC, sparking the rise of civilisations,” Hall of Ma’at messageboard at:

http://www.hallofmaat.com/read.php?1,611196

The paper seemed like an exercise in speculation and personal opinion lacking a firm basis in evidence
and unconstrained by what other researchers have published and documented.They certainly failed to consider what modern geologists have written in published peer-reviewed articles in plain English in reference to Spokane / Missoula Flood as seen in the statement:

"Analysis of the geology of the Scablands and similar features across North America indicating
sudden melting of the Laurentide ice sheet and immense flooding across large areas of North America."

The fact of the matter is that the "analysis of the geology of the Scablands and similar features
across North America" had shown that the Laurentide ice sheet did **not** suddenly melt at the time of their alleged impact. It has been clearly demonstrated that there has been multiple Missoula Floods over the past 1.5 to 2 million years and that the significant flooding events predate the hypothesized Younger Dryas Impact event. At least, in respect to the Missoula Floods, their ideas are unconstrained by the known evidence.

Yours,

Paul H.

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

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

The T-Rex of Prehistoric Earthworms or Pseudofossil?

The T-Rex of Prehistoric Earthworms or Pseudofossil?
I know that this is off-topic. However, it is not often that a person finds a rock that is weirder than a meteorite. Scientists cannot even agree whether it is a fossil or not.

The latest theory is that this rock is the fossil of the T-Rex of earthworms. Go see the open access paper at:
Broughton, P.L. 2017: Enigmatic origin of massive Late Cretaceous-to-Neogene coprolite-like deposits
in North America: a novel palaeobiological alternative to inorganic morphogenesis. Lethaia, Vol. 50, 194–216.

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/let.12186/epdf

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/let.12186/full

A related paper is:

Yancey, T.E., Mustoe, G.E., Leopold, E.B. and Heizler, M.T., 2013. Mudflow disturbance in latest Miocene forests in Lewis County, Washington. Palaios, Vol. 28(6), 343-358.

http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.957.6112&rep=rep1&type=pdf

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/George_Mustoe/publication/266138598_Mudflow_disturbance_in_latest_Miocene_forests_in_Lewis_County_Washington/links/542608920cf238c6ea7785e0.pdf

Meteorwrongs are common compared to the above pseudofossils / fossil earthworm. :-)

Yours,

Paul H.

Sunday, 23 April 2017

Meteorite Impacts Sites of Tennessee

Meteorite Impacts Sites of Tennessee

Ford, J.R.H., Orchiston, W. and Clendening, R., 2012.
The Wells Creek meteorite impact site and changing views on impact cratering. Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage, 15(3), pp. 159-178.
http://www.narit.or.th/en/files/2012JAHHvol15/2012JAHH...15..159F.pdf

http://www.narit.or.th/en/files/2012JAHHvol15/

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Wayne_Orchiston


Ford, J.R.H., Orchiston, W. and Clendening, R., 2013.
The Flynn Creek meteorite impact site and changing views on impact cratering. Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage, 16, pp. 127-183.
http://www.narit.or.th/en/files/2013JAHHvol16/

http://www.narit.or.th/en/files/2013JAHHvol16/2013JAHH...16..127F.pdf

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Wayne_Orchiston


Ford, J.R.H., Orchiston, W. and Clendening, R., 2014.
An historical perspective on the suspected meteorite impacts sites of Tennessee. 1: The Dycus Structure. Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage, 17(3), pp. 352-364.
http://www.narit.or.th/en/files/2014JAHHvol17/

http://www.narit.or.th/en/files/2014JAHHvol17/2014JAHH...17..352F.pdf

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Wayne_Orchiston


Ford, J.R.H., Orchiston, W. and Clendening, R., 2015.
An historical perspective on the suspected meteorite impacts sites of Tennessee. 2: The Howell Structure Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage, 18(1), pp. 65-97.
http://www.narit.or.th/en/files/2015JAHHvol18/

http://www.narit.or.th/en/files/2015JAHHvol18/2015JAHH...18...65F.pdf

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Wayne_Orchiston


Yours,

Paul H.

Online Lecture About The Formation of Terrestrial Planets

Online Lecture About The Formation of Terrestrial Planets

While slumming on Youtube, I came across a really nice lecture on the formation of terrestrial planets. It is: The Formation of Terrestrial Planets - the 2nd Lobanov-Rostovsky Lecture in Planetary Geology Published on Oct 8, 2016
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMj9whiI31I

Fortunately, the audio is increased just before the main lecture begins. Only the introduction is hard to hear.

Yours,

Paul H.