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From:  The Telegraph - Science 


Ancient stone carvings confirm how comet struck Earth in 10,950BC, sparking the rise of civilisations


by Sarah Knapton, science editor 
21 APRIL 2017 • 11:25AM


Ancient stone carvings confirm that a comet struck the Earth around 11,000BC, a devastating event which wiped out woolly mammoths and sparked the rise of civilisations.

Experts at the University of Edinburgh analysed mysterious symbols carved onto stone pillars at Gobekli Tepe in southern Turkey, to find out if they could be linked to constellations.

The markings suggest that a swarm of comet fragments hit Earth at the exact same time that a mini-ice age struck, changing the entire course of human history.   MORE