Comet did not wipe out Clovis people

Published on March 5th, 2013 | by Admin


A team of researchers has concluded that a comet did not wipe out the Clovis culture 13,000 years ago.

A comet crashing into the Earth some 13,000 years ago was thought to have spelled doom to a group of early North American people, and possibly the extinction of ice age beasts in the region.

But the space rock was wrongly accused, according to a group of 16 scientists in fields ranging from archaeology to crystallography to physics, who have offered counterevidence to the existence of such a collision.

“Despite more than four years of trying by many qualified researchers, no unambiguous evidence has been found [of such an event],” Mark Boslough, a physicist at Sandia National Laboratories in New Mexico, told LiveScience.

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Story: Taylor Redd, LiveScience | Photo: Dan Durda

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