reply to post by ancientthunder
Thank you for the opinion. I still, however, disagree.
Meteor strikes have a pretty distinguishable characteristic that can be seen over thousands of years in the soil strata.
We see such in the large KT boundary caused by the Chicxulub extinction event.
With Tunguska, we had an atmospheric blast caused by the super-heated volatiles comprising a large portion of the object reaching a critical point.
The result, as you can see from pictures, was similar to an atmospheric detonation of a hydrogen bomb; leaving no crater.
Tunguska, was, in essence, a naturally occurring icy body meteor atmospheric blast.
Has it exploded/impacted at house/city level, we'd have very predictable results and debris to show.
anything detonating/impacting at house/city level would leave a rather distinguishable finger-print that could easily be traced to an impact event.
Thank you for your opinion, however, though I must disagree.
People and cities must eat.
Every city requires food.
Cities typically have an agricultural basis which requires in neolithic and bronze age cultures grain, or maize. Storing these food products requires
a place to store them.
Grain storage explosions are well documented in modern history, and still happen in modern days even with safety regulations.
Primitive neolithic and bronze age cultures did not necessarily have these safety measures.
They did eat.
They did farm.
They did store grain.
Grain storage places can and will explode.
Risk of explosion from grain storage was a far more probable hazard than getting struck by lightning, or having meteors fall.