About 11,000 BC, a comet battered the planet Earth which was a disastrous occurrence that exterminated woolly mammoths and started the rise of civilizations. Newly found ancient stone carvings are the evidence for this event.
The puzzling symbols on the stone pilings were found at Gobekli Tepe in southern Turkey and were evaluated by experts from the University of Edinburgh.
The designating shows that a large group of comet parts struck the Earth at the same point that a mini – ice age was hitting it, changing the complete development of human history.
It was contemplated among experts that the reason for the hasty temperature decline, so-called Younger Dryas, could be actually a comet strike. But, in recent time, this theory was disparaged by new data of meteor craters in North America where is believed that the comet had hit.
Nonetheless, while experts were analyzing the animal engravings made on pillars of stones in Turkey, they appear to have come upon the discovery that the creatures were rather astronomical characters which presented an image of constellations and the comet.
The concept was initially alleged by the author Graham Hancock in his book piece called Magicians of the Gods.
By using a computer application to unravel where the constellations would have come into sight high above Turkey, thousands of years ago, scientists were able to mark the comet strike to 10,950 BC. Guess what, this was the exact same time the period Younger Dryas began, in order with the evidence for ice core from Greenland.
The period called Younger Dryas is a critical period in the human history because it approximately goes along with the rise of agriculture and the first Neolithic cultures.
Before the crash, there were very large fields of wheat and grass where nomadic hunters from the Middle East set up their base tents. The problematic weather issues enforced the societies to enjoin and accomplish new manners of preserving their products. This is how all the process of farming began and the first towns were created.
Scientists from the University of Edinburgh claim that the engravings represent a crucial evidence for the people of the particular area in Turkey and that they indicate the occurrences and the cold climate that followed have left intense consequences.
Dr Martin Sweatman, of University of Edinburgh’s School of Engineering, who led the research, said: “I think this research, along with the recent finding of a widespread platinum anomaly across the North American continent virtually seal the case in favor of (a Younger Dryas comet impact).
He added that Gobekli Tepe was also a watchtower for observing the sky in the nights. One of the pillars gave the impression to have been a commemorative of the destructive accident.
Experts suggest the images are a testimony to the event that happened and additional carvings depict a man without a head as a symbol of the pervasive cost of human lives.
The symbols pillars are showing demonstrate that the lasting adjustments in Earth’s rotational axis were documented at that time using a type of writing typically for that era.
But, against the old age of the pillars, Dr. Sweatman does not consider that this is the oldest example of astronomy in the world. He says that: “Many Palaeolithic cave paintings and artifacts with similar animal symbols and other repeated symbols suggest astronomy could be very ancient indeed.”