December 4, 2014 at 1:36 pm

The Fingerprint of Global Cataclysm 12,800 Years Ago – Graham Hancock – Magicians of The Gods Preview

Graphic from Kinzie, Firestone, Kennett et al. “Nanodiamond-Rich Layer across Three Continents Consistent with Major Cosmic Impact at 12,800 Cal BP”, The Journal of Geology, 2014, volume 122, p. 475–506.

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Repost from Graham Hancock’s facebook feed:

The graphic shows the vast swathe of our planet that geologists call the Younger Dryas Boundary Field. Across this huge “fingerprint” spanning North America, Central America, parts of South America and most of Europe, the tell-tale traces of multiple impacts by the fragments of a giant comet have been found. Some of these fragments, were TWO KILOMETRES or more in diameter and they hit the earth like a blast from a cosmic scatter-gun around 12,800 years ago. [pullquote]traces of multiple impacts by the fragments of a giant comet have been found. Some of these fragments, were TWO KILOMETRES or more in diameter and they hit the earth like a blast from a cosmic scatter-gun around 12,800 years ago. [/pullquote]

This was near the end of the last Ice Age, from which our world had been emerging into a pleasant warming phase, but the impacts set in train a kind of “nuclear winter” and plunged the planet back into a period of deep cold and darkness that lasted until around 11,500 years ago. It is this period of extreme cold that is referred to as the Younger Dryas (after a characteristic Alpine tundra wildflower, Dryas octopetala) but it is only now, with conclusive evidence of the comet impact, that we can be sure what caused it. For the past seven years academics have been involved in such an intense dispute about whether or not a comet impact actually occurred 12,800 years ago that the implications of what it might have meant for the story of civilization have not yet been considered at all. But every attempt to refute the impact evidence has in turn been refuted and the case for the Younger Dryas comet is now so compelling that it is time to widen the debate.

Artists comparison of comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko (~2.5 miles in diameter) with the city of Los Angeles.

It is clear now that some of the largest fragments of the comet hit the North American ice cap, which was still a mile deep 12,800 years ago, and caused cataclysmic flooding (I had the opportunity to explore some of the extraordinary effects of this on the ground in September 2014 when I drove from Portland, Oregon, to Minneapolis, Minnesota, with catastrophist researcher Randall Carlson). Simultaneously other large fragments hit the northern European ice cap with the same cataclysmic effects.

“I think you should be aware about the work of Randall Carlson. He is one of the great unsung geniuses who is revealing to us the truth about our past and its been my privilege to spend the last 10 days traveling across the cataclysm fields of the northwest of America, looking through his eyes at the effects of this terrible cometary disaster.” – Graham Hancock [powerpress url=”″][powerpress url=”″]
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[pullquote]The result was a global disaster that lasted for 1,300 years. It is, I believe, the “smoking gun” that made us a species with amnesia and wiped out almost all traces of a former high civilisation of prehistoric antiquity.[/pullquote]The result was a global disaster that lasted for 1,300 years. It is, I believe, the “smoking gun” that made us a species with amnesia and wiped out almost all traces of a former high civilisation of prehistoric antiquity. But there were survivors, who preserved at least some of the knowledge of the civilization that had been destroyed with the intention of transmitting it to future generations, so it is not an accident that the first traces of the re-emergence of civilization, in the form of the earliest known megalithic architecture and the re-promulgation of agricultural skills, occur at Gobekli Tepe in Turkey 11,500 years ago — a date that coincides exactly with the end of the Younger Dryas and the return to a more congenial global environment.

Everything we have been taught about the origins of civilization occurs AFTER 11,500 years ago — in other words AFTER the radical punctuation mark of the Younger Dryas. It is what happened before that we desperately need to recover. These are amongst the mysteries that I am exploring in “Magicians of the Gods”, the book that I have been researching for the past three years and am now in the midst of writing.
Here is a lecture by Graham Hancock presenting on his recent investigations in preparation for Magicians of the Gods, the highly anticipated sequel to Fingerprints of the Gods: The Evidence for Earth’s Lost Civilization.

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  1. Hasn’t this been criticised by someone who said nanodiamonds in previous sudies came from domestic fires ?

    I’m interested to see how this research overcomes academic challenges put to it, because there are a lot of contrary propositions out there.

    • It has been criticized, yes. There is a study from the UC Davis Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, published in the Journal of Archaeological Science, which claims to find evidence against the idea of a cosmic impact at the onset of the Younger Dryas.

      The study focused on scoria droplets found in soil in Syria from sites dating from between 10-13k years old. The authors of the study say the droplets are clearly a result of domestic fires, not a cosmic impact, because they are formed from local soil(whereas impact droplets would be formed from the soil of a distant impact site), and that they span 3,000 years(impact droplets should all be the same age).
      They conclude the droplets come from domestic fires in mud-brick houses of agricultural settlements, and say that this sheds doubt on the cosmic impact idea since (they say) similar droplets are said to be evidence of such an impact.

      I think there are some problems with this. Not with the actual study, but with the claims that it is evidence against a cosmic impact.
      For one, scoria is fused silica glass. Nanodiamonds, which require vastly higher energy levels(heat and pressure) to form, are not addressed by the study at all.
      Two, the study is of soil from known long-term human settlements. Finding fused silica caused by human fires in the soil of such sites should surprise no one. Silica can be made to fuse at relatively low temperatures which under certain circumstances can be reached by wood or coal fires–in a kiln, for instance. Finding such droplets shows that human fires can cause them; it does not prove impacts cannot.
      Three, if an impact did occur that scattered scoria droplets worldwide, in choosing human settlement sites the authors of the study make it highly improbable that they would see any of the droplets caused by the impact, because they would not be in a distinct layer and they would be vastly outnumbered by domestic droplets formed in house fires and such. If these researchers were truly interested in an objective approach to the subject, they would also have examined soil samples from areas nearby–areas which had never seen long-term human occupation.

      Four….since when were there considered to be agricultural settlements of humans living in mud-brick houses at the onset of the YD?? Did I miss something?

      • Ah thanks I will look into this. i thought there were two nanodiamond studies – one that covered the USA, which was rebuffed (?) by a prof citing domestic fires. Then this even larger global nanodiamond study from Kennet, and I see you are citing the counter argument to this larger study.

        Yeah I would have thought the simple answer would be to look at samples from uninhabited areas.

        • If you could find the nanodiamond rebuff that cites domestic fires, I’d love to see it. Like I said, the study I cited examined scoria droplets. Nanodiamonds are not mentioned at all, so I don’t think that study is a legitimate counter argument to the nanodiamond evidence….but it seems like some are attempting to pass it off as such. Numerous news and blog articles talked about the global nanodiamonds, then cited that study and said it “cast doubt” on the nanodiamonds being evidence in favor of the YDIH without explaining why, or how.
          The lack of explanation isn’t surprising, since the study doesn’t appear to cast even the slightest doubt on the nanodiamond evidence, and “you can’t explain what ain’t there,” as my dad would say.
          What is surprising is how many sites and journalists claimed it did, either out of ignorance, apathy, or disingenuousness.

          It may even be possible that the rebuff you are thinking of did in fact have its origins in the study I cited. Plenty of people seemed to think it “debunked” the nanodiamond evidence, and cited it as such. In doing so, the only thing they debunked was the idea that they might have actually read the study they were citing, imo.

      • Ha, well nanodiamonds would go on nanofingers so the jewellery market would be pretty small…
        But yeah I might be mixing up diamonds and spherules because I’m new to this subject and there’s quite a lot of material covering this argument over the years.
        Got to be humble.

  2. Just watching Randall’s latest Joe Rogan date – he’s one of these people that makes his subject really interesting.

  3. It makes sense that megalithic structures were built around the planet. They kew something was going to impact the Earth, but they couldn’t be sure WHERE. So they had to place clues all over, so at least some remnant from the prior civilization would survive. Given the similarities of advanced construction techniques, pyramidal designs, and myths (the flood happened almost everywhere. And the God that made it happen was an astronomical body, which earlier man used to call “Gods” (usually planets, perhaps moons and asteroids/ comets…), it seems obvious now that the earlier civilization (Atlantis?) was utterly destroyed, sending the survivors back to the stone age. When societies reformed, they were obviously primitive, agrarian, and fearful of their past. So they covered them in myth (or religion), and focused on survival.

  4. It´s funny no one is mentioning the cataclysm occurred around 2500 BC coinciding with the Exodus and the Great Floodings where another comet hit Earth several times setting it off orbit. And this comet went later onto becoming a planet we know today as a new member in our solar system rotating around its axis in the opposite direction as any other planet does revolving around the sun. Ref. Immanuel Velikovsky – collisions of the worlds.