[LMB] OT: historical analogue for the meteor in The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal

baur baur baur at chello.at
Mon Oct 4 12:40:11 BST 2021


actually rare earths are not indicative for meteoric impact 

shocked quartz, impact brecciae and other shock modifications are 

servus

markus 

> Raymond Collins <rcrcoll6 at gmail.com> hat am 04.10.2021 01:19 geschrieben:
> 
>  
> Fascinating. If true, this would be the first evidence of a town wiped out
> by a meteor impact. I wonder if they found evidence of any rare Earth
> minerals. That would be quite conclusive. That could have been the same
> century that the Mediterranean island Thera blew its top.
> 
> On Sun, Oct 3, 2021, 11:40 AM <alayne at twobikes.ottawa.on.ca> wrote:
> 
> > Archeologists have found a case where they think an exploding meteor
> > destroyed a city:
> >
> >
> > https://www.cbc.ca/radio/quirks/sep-25-bronze-age-town-destroyed-by-meteor-global-warming-makes-animals-shapeshift-and-more-1.6187428/ancient-jordanian-town-destroyed-by-a-meteor-blast-may-have-inspired-biblical-stories-scientists-say-1.6187436
> >
> > Quirks & Quarks
> > Ancient Jordanian town destroyed by a meteor blast may have inspired
> > Biblical
> > stories, scientists say
> > Archaeologists at the site found partially melted ruins and shattered
> > human
> > remains
> > CBC Radio · Posted: Sep 24, 2021 3:51 PM ET | Last Updated: September 24
> >
> > A thriving town in the Jordan River valley was utterly annihilated by the
> > explosion of a meteor 3,600 years ago, which produced a flash and shock
> > wave
> > that scorched and shattered buildings, animals and people.
> >
> > That's the scenario painted by a large collaboration of archaeologists,
> > earth
> > and space scientists who have been studying the remains of the Bronze Age
> > town
> > at a site called Tall el-Hammam in Jordan, not far from the Dead Sea.
> >
> > [...]
> > "The significance to its past pales in what it foretells for the future,
> > because this is going to happen again," he said. The Tunguska event shows
> > that the Earth can still be struck by destructive objects from space, and
> > if something similar were to happen over a city or populated region, the
> > devastation would be enormous.
> >
> > "It just took it out in an instant, so that's a serious warning of what
> > could happen — what will happen — in the future."
> >
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