Tsunami Mass Burials

9 Aug 2018

At https://phys.org/print452330358.html ... mass burial sites in the Pacific, Mediterranean, and in Scotland were possibly related to catastrophic tsunami waves, according to research published in the Journal of Archeological Method and Theory. Tsunamis are not usually considered when archaeologists are confronted by large mass graves - even on the coast. That is the nature of the beast - catastrophism is generally out of bounds.

   It might be that these folks are able to change that - in a small way. Mass burial sites on the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu - reciprocated on Orkney and the Shetlands. They occur from 5000 years ago to as recently as 500 years ago. The researchers have matched up burials with geological evidence of tsunami waves but no doubt the old school will resist the idea. As some graves have up to 60,000 bodies they may find it difficult - but will pick on the lesser ones to create some uncertainty.

At www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-07/iu-srt073018.php ... the pyramids of Giza and electromagnetic energy (but of course the ancient Egyptians didn't realise it existed). This goes back to the Japanese team that investigated the Great Pyramid using radio waves in a search for cavities - the egg that gave birth to this proposal. The same story appears at www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-6008131/Great-Pyramid-     ... ... the electromagnetic properties of the Great Pyramid may serve to improve nanoparticle design for sensors and solar cells.

At https://phys.org/print452412089.html ... measuring the severity of the Maya drought which brought an end to different periods in their history ...