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July 29, 2015
A cataclysmic event of a certain age
Santa Barbara CA (SPX) Jul 29, 2015
At the end of the Pleistocene period, some 13,000 years ago a cosmic impact triggered an abrupt cooling episode that earth scientists refer to as the Younger Dryas. New research by UC Santa Barbara geologist James Kennett and an international group of investigators has narrowed the date to a 100-year range, sometime between 12,835 and 12,735 years ago. The team's findings appear in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The researchers used Bayesian statistical analyses of 354 dates ... read more
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