Dennis Cox has a new post at his blog, http://craterhunter.wordpress.com/2013/10/21/the-patterned-peat-lands/ .... he thinks he might have found some evidence of the Younger Dryas Boundary event in the Patterned Peat Lands of Minnesota. His next stop is Texas in his quest for craters and evidence of impact events.
Various catastrophists, in the spirit of Velikovsky, have claimed the planets were involved in catastrophic events. This was a direct spin-off from his ideas concerning Venus and allows us to consider that the solar system was not always as thus it is right now. This includes the Saturnists at Thunderbolts web site, and the idea that Saturn was formerly a Sun of the Night and the Earth was part of a polar configuration. Variations on the planetary theme have been advanced by Ev Cochrane and Dwardu Cardona - among others.
New Velikosky type book out by someone known as John Ackerman, Egyptian Astrophysics: the 30 year cycles, which appears to be straight out of the Peter Fairlie-Clark stable as he is always saying cycles associated with Venus and Mars (influences) come in cycles some of which are 30 year intervals. I can't see it on Amazon but contact via email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information if interested.
The boundary event is the same as in yesterday's post, the transition from the Palaeocene to the Eocene, but the date is slightly different - 56 million years ago rather than 55 million years ago (but what's a million years in uniformitarian geochronology - a sliver of time equivalent to the thickness of a cat's whisker).
At http://phys.org/print300440386.html ... this story has the title, 'first ever evidence of a comet striking the Earth' - and the event is dated 28 million years ago, leaving evidence behind in the Sahara desert. We may note the date safely shifts the event away from human memory - unlike the less popular idea that something similar happened at the Younger Dryas Boundary, a mere 13,000 years ago.
At http://phys.org/print299786071.html ... a new study by climate scientists at the University of Berne in Switzerland has been looking at the Little Ice Age. In classic terms this is a tale of two halves - divided by a reprieve during the 16th century (the Tudor Period) when grown up men wore pantie hose - right up to their bloomers. In contrast, it must have been cold in the 17th century as grown up men wore thick trousers and long coats and balanced tall hats on their heads.
Last year there were three posts on 1258 - two in August and one in September. This came about after archaeologists, trying to interpret mass burials at Spitalfields in London, realised they dated prior to the Black Death, in the 14th century, and the Great Famine of 1315-7 - best explained in an article in Current Archaeology - see www.archaeology.co.uk. It was then surmised they date to 1258, when there was a prominent sulphite spike in ice cores and a nearby narrow growth tree ring event.
We seem to have had a spate of papers favourable to the idea of a Yonger Dryas boundary event that involved bombardment by meteors or comet fragments - see the latest offering at http://cosmictusk.com/first-harvard-now-dartmouth-evidence-identified-fo... ... where a paper published by PNAS, once again, is available to download or read online. It is 19 pages of pdf in length. PNAS is the US equivalent of the Royal Society.
At http://heritageofjapan.wordpress.com/2013/08/25/origins-of-dragon-blood-... ... Cinnabar, a powdered mineral pigment, is also known as 'Dragon's Blood'. Now, if dragons were seen to emit red dust, as in a passing comet, might the origins of the worldwide search for red ochre and cinnabar derive from something seen in the sky, globally.
Both The Times and the Independent newspapers have posted pieces on the Beowulf connection with Danish excavations at Lejre, 23 miles west of Copenhagen. See for example www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archaeology/features/feasting-and-fig...