Catastrophism news

Auroch with dots

  ... this is a piece of art from a rock shelter in the Pyrenees which is thought to date back to 38,000 years ago - about the time it was all going wrong for megafauna in Australia and Neanderthals and big mammals in Euroasia. You can just make out an auroch - a large bull with horns. What connection might worship, or portrayals of the bull in rock art have to do with the Taurids (the bull in the sky)?

10,000 years

    ... This chart is interesting not just for the periods of warmth but for the incidents of cold. The 8000 years ago event sticks out like a sore thumb (6200BC) and likewise an event just before 5000 years ago and around 4300 years ago. In contrast, we don't have a cold blip at 1200 or 1000BC to qualify as the end of Late Bronze Age event. Instead, it is very warm. Why would that be? Was something different going on?

Megafauna Extinctions

A tale of two theories - both of them inadequate in their own ways. At ... we have the claim humans wiped out Australian megafauna which just happens to fall hard on the heels of the news that Australian Aborigines  were living in interior Australia between 45,000 and 49,000 years ago (conveniently just prior to the extinction of the megafauna). The paper is in Nature Communications (Jan 20th 2017) but involves some very interesting information about climate as a result of a sediment core off the SW coast (on the continental shelf).

More Scepticism

At ... is one of those headlines that seem to say the debate is over and the Younger Dryas boundary event did not involve a cosmic detonation in the atmosphere. A bad day for the younger dryas comet theory - which seems to refer to disagreements over nano diamonds and what they are (a technical dispute if you like). Either the nano diamonds are real - or they are not.

Schoch Shock

Robert Schoch is not a stranger to controversies. He was involved in the Sphinx affair, the claim it was constructed long prior to the conventional date. He has also popped up on several other occasions as a bit of a heretic as far as mainstream is concerned. One of his books provided some nice information about Gobekli Tepe, for example.

Pleiades and Halloween

A couple of videos worth looking at. In the first one we have the origins of halloween and the role of the Pleiades. In the second one we have sacred geometry, numerology, and extinction event cycles. Enjoy. ... and

Randall Carlson also has a lot of other videos on a variety of catastrophic themes - including ice ages.


At .... Gary Gilligan has continued to update his web site and has now incorporated the solar wind into an interpretation of the god Khepri. If you are familiar with this web site you will understand how he interprets pharaonic history. In this case we learn the pectoral pendant was just 4 inches across and was worn on the chest. The blue scarab beetle has been adorned with falcon wings (to signify an object in the sky) and supports a red orb.

Comet Research Group

There is a new web site out there - dedicated to neo-catastrophism and the idea of comets and their offspring, meteor showers, playing a role in human history. It is at the moment in its infancy but you can sign up for email updates. The idea is to advertise to the wider world the Younger Dryas Boundary event research - and for added measure, the idea of an atmospheric explosion of a meteor destroying Tall al_Hammam (and its satellite settlements) in the Midde Bronze Age.

mammoth graveyard

At ... Russian palaeontologists investigating a mammoth graveyard in the Novosibirsk regions, recognised as one of the largest assemblages in Eurasia, were astounded at how deep the grave goes (both young and old animals) and they are far from coming to the bottom. The deeper levels of broken bones were covered in a layer of sand and clays - but the cause of death of so many animals is unknown. It is thought a landslide of some kind buried thousands of animals - including bison, horse and many smaller mammals.

algae blooms

At ... a giant algal bloom in the Southern Ocean may tell us something about how the chalk of southern England formed. Chalk is one of the mysteries of geology. It is known what it is made from - the shells of microscopic algae (coccoliths). These shells are generally broken and in a state of disrepair and the major theory is that they have been eaten and the shells deposited as detritus that has fallen on to the sea floor. However, in most cases the chalk is exceedingly pure - white as white can be and hundreds of feet thick.