posted on Apr, 10 2009 @ 10:19 AM
We are approaching or we have already entered the Dark Rift. No one knows for sure what is going to happen, all you need to do is to look here at ATS
and you see a wealth of possibilities. This thread is not about any of these but about what has happened in the past, did anything significant happen
26,000 years ago. The answer might surprise you.
One theory believes that the Neanderthals and modern humans cohabited as recently as 26,000 years ago. M S S Murthy looks at the questions of
extinction that arise from that.
The 'extinct' human
So fossil records show that Neanderthals went extinct between 24 - 28,000 years ago this is interesting to say the least. Could the Dark Rift be the
cause or helped to contribute to this extinction event.
It seems that Australia was hit hard at this same time frame as well.
Excavations into the Australian swamp of Lancefield show that a bone bed dated at 26,000 years ago contains perhaps 10,000 giant extinct
animals. Associated artifacts suggest that humans were in the area, but the direct cause of death of the animals is, on present evidence, not
explicable. Such a recent date for the classic megafauna shows that it was living together with humans for at least 7000 years in southeast Australia.
This enduring association argues against a catastrophic and rapid overkill in the Australian Pleistocene.
Lancefield Swamp and the Extinction of the Australian Megafauna
What is more disturbing is if you go back further in time lets say 52,000 or Two Dark Rift encounters ago we find more extinction for the land down
The extinction of the Australian megafauna is presently one of the most hotly contested debates in Australian Quaternary sciences. [Roberts et
al., 2001. U-series and ESR analyses of bones and teeth relating to the human burials from Skhul. Journal of Human Evolution. 49, 316–334.] proposed
contentiously that the megafauna went extinct within a short time period somewhere in the range of 39,000–52,000 years ago. Being tucked away
at the continental fringe, Kangaroo Island offers an ideal refuge for the megafauna for survival.
A cautionary tale from down under: Dating the BlackCreek Swamp megafauna site on
Kangaroo Island, South Australia
Some of the information presented here is contested.
So far we have the extinction of the Neanderthals occurring around the same time as the last contact with the Dark Rift along with extinction events
possibly happening in Australia with the last two Rift events.
Here is another event that has happen with the last within the last three Rift time frame:
Scaling up from smaller eruptions is all the experts can do, too, since no one in recorded history has ever seen a supereruption. (The last
one, depending on whose definition of supereruption you use, was either 26,500 or 74,000 years ago.) "It's very difficult to forecast quite
what would happen, because it would be of a scale we just have no experience of," says Stephen Sparks, a volcanologist at Bristol University in
The Next Big One
26,000 years ago or 23,000bc saw ocean levels the lowest they will ever be, as most of the world is covered in a Ice Age, the Bering Land bridge is
estimated to be 700 miles across and London could have been covered by upto 10,000 feet of ice and you could walk from England to France.
So here are a few things that have happened in the same time frame of past contact with the Dark Rift.
[edit on 10-4-2009 by LDragonFire]