Further scientific evidence from
paleontologists and scientists, who drilled into the artic glaciers,
show that around the same period a thick layer of soot covered the continent.
This would have blackened the extended polar ice cap, and instead of
reflecting heat, it absorbed the suns energy, and accelerated the
This in turn caused billions of tons
of fresh water into the Gulf Stream, which changed the oceans currents
and as a direct result, caused the last ice age. The ultimate cause and effect
of rapid change to our global environment, which nearly brought early
man everywhere to the brink of total extinction.
This leads to an interesting
hypothesis as to why the North American continent was so comparatively
under developed at the time of Columbus.
In almost every corner of the globe
where Stone Age man survived the Clovis event, there is physical evidence of
past great civilizations. On the South American continent there were the
Mayan and Inca peoples, who built vast stone cities, temple and
pyramids. The Aztecs of Central America too left their legacy in stone
In the Far East there is ample
evidence of past civilizations who constructed sophisticated cites and
built monuments that stand to this day. The Great Wall of China, in
Thailand, Cambodia, Korea, India, everywhere population grew and people
developed, civilizations came and went over the next millennia.
In Egypt, Syria, Greece, the Romans,
even in England there is Stonehenge. In Southern Africa where tribes
were still slowly in the process of migrating southwards the
Zimbabwe ruins are a monument that has stood for centuries. Yet in
the lush North American continent nothing similar existed, with the most
permanent manmade construction being perhaps a totem pole.
Could this be yet further proof that
an extra terrestrial event of magnitude wiped out life on a single
landmass? Considering that the rest of the world continued to develop
would it be feasible to surmise that early North American man would have
at least done something on par with ancient civilizations the world
Whilst theories of this nature have
yet to be inconclusively proved, neither is there anything to refute
this claim. In fact the more one thinks about it, the more obvious this
becomes. Civilizations developed where ever populations and societies
grew. The exception being the Mungo Man of Australia who were so thin on
the ground and so spread over the vast continent that complex
society didn’t evolve.
This hypothesis is also referred to
as the Younger Dryas impact event.
The debate is still out there, but more and more scientific facts lean
toward a comet being the most feasible explanation of why early man in
North America vanished so abruptly. It is believed that
nomadic hunters eventually returned centuries later with the thawing
of the ice age, and began making their way back down from Alaska. Had
the Clovis people not been exterminated, it isn't out of the bounds of
reality to think that they would have also developed into a society
which constructed architecture which would have withstood millennia.