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1159 BC, A Date of High-Impact

The date 1159 BC looks to be more and more significant. Whereas impact and/or volcanic events associated with the years 3123 BC, 2345 BC, 1628 BC, 207 BC, and 540 AD seem to have resulted in severe cold for about a decade, the 1159 BC event brought extreme (and world-wide) cold for two decades!

Below are some interesting links on impact events and history/mythology. Note the variety of scientists (astronomers, geologists, physicists, paleontologists/dendrologists, physicists, etc. that are beginning to form a consensus about ancient impact events. Meanwhile, archaeologists still do not respond to the "wake up call". They do recognize the need to rework ancient history and chronology around these world-changing impact events. Instead they downplay the significance of these major events so they can be incorporated with minimal impact to their canonized framework.

British School of Coherent Catastrophism (BSCC):
http://www.well.com/~mcdee/Catastrophe.html
http://abob.libs.uga.edu/bobk/ccc/cc031997.html
http://www.velikovsky.info/Coherent_catastrophism
http://www.csicop.org/si/show/is_the_sky_falling
http://abob.libs.uga.edu/bobk/clube90.html

Pib Burns, Long-Time Catastrophism Proponent on the Web:
http://www.pibburns.com/catastro/clubenap.htm
http://www.pibburns.com/catastro.htm

Laura Knight-Jadczyk, More Recent and Highly Provative Champion of Catastrophism:
Signs of the Times (SOTT) website:
http://www.sott.net/articles/show/128992-Forget-About-Global-Warming-We-re-One-Step-From-Extinction-
http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/ciencia/ciencia_asteroids_comets16.htm
http://fireballs-meteorites.blogspot.com/2008/01/january-2008.html

Thunderbolts Web Site:
http://www.thunderbolts.info/forum/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=1026&p=15085&hilit=Baillie#p15085
WHEN SATURN WAS KING;
co-authors David Talbott and Ev Cochrane
http://www.kronia.com/thoth/ThotIV07.txt

Michael Baillie, Dendrologist and Catastrophism Pioneer:
http://tsun.sscc.ru/hiwg/PABL/Baillie_2007_JQS.pdf
http://www.wsl.ch/personal_homepages/frank/publications_EN/D_Arrigo_etal_GRL_2001.pdf

General Overviews of the New Catastrophism:
http://www.morien-institute.org/atlantislinks.html
http://www.sis-group.org.uk/cambconf.htm
http://www.newdawnmagazine.com/Articles/Back%20to%20Paradise.html
http://www.catastrophism.com/intro/index.php

Gerrit Verschuur's "IMPACT"
http://www.amazon.com/Impact-Asteroids-Gerrit-L-Verschuur/dp/0195119193
http://books.google.com/books?id=4gnumbZdVqEC&dq=Gerrit+Verschuur+IMPACT&printsec=frontcover&source=bl&ots=EZaWV0qBYj&sig=M0VjwGVDx_rcrP-R3bT6g2WL4Xs&hl=en&ei=IckMS_jsB4qPtgfsirXjAg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CAsQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=&f=false

Dendrology calibrates radiocarbon dating:
http://www.absoluteastronomy.com/topics/Dendrochronology

Possible pitfall in using carbon dating to assist tree-ring analysis:
The best match (using statistical tests) is often rejected in favour of a less exact match because the best match is deemed to be "incorrect" (particularly if it is too far away from the carbon-14 "age"). So the carbon "date" is used to constrain just which match is acceptable.
http://razd.evcforum.net/dendrochronology.html

Exodus to Arthur: Catastrophic Encounters with Comets [Illustrated] (Hardcover)
by Michael Baillie
http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0713483520?tag=morieninstitut0b&link_code=as2&creativeASIN=0713483520&creative=374929&camp=211189
2354-2345 BC, 1628-1623 BC, 1159-1141 BC, 208-204 BC, and AD 536-545

Mike Baillie's recent work: "New Light on the Black Death:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/New-Light-Black-Death-Connection/dp/0752435981/ref=pd_sim_b_2

The Celtic Gods: Comets in Irish Mythology (Paperback)
by Mike Baillie
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Celtic-Gods-Comets-Irish-Mythology/dp/0752434446/ref=pd_sim_b_4

Perilous Planet Earth: Catastrophes and Catastrophism through the Ages (Hardcover)
by Trevor Palmer
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Perilous-Planet-Earth-Catastrophes-Catastrophism/dp/0521819288/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1259017287&sr=1-1

The Cosmic Winter (Hardcover)
by Victor Clube (Author), Bill Napier
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cosmic-Winter-Victor-Clube/dp/0631169539/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1259017731&sr=1-1-fkmr1

Cosmic Serpent: A Catastrophist View of Earth History (Hardcover)
by Victor Clube (Author), Bill Napier
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cosmic-Serpent-Catastrophist-Earth-History/dp/057111816X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1259018035&sr=1-1

The Cycle of Cosmic Catastrophes: Flood, Fire, and Famine in the History of Civilization (Paperback)
by Richard Firestone
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cycle-Cosmic-Catastrophes-History-Civilization/dp/1591430615/ref=pd_rhf_shvl_2

Draco The Tenth Planet (Paperback)
~ Anthony Austin
http://www.amazon.com/Draco-Tenth-Planet-Anthony-Austin/dp/0954029836/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1259018610&sr=1-1

"Earth in the Cosmic Shooting Gallery"
http://www.arm.ac.uk/preprints/455.pdf