Does the Impact Crater on Greenland Rewrite Our History?

Gösta Lindwall, March 25, 2020

Graphic showing the Hiawatha crater

Graphic showing the Hiawatha crater

In 2016, Danish geologist Kurt Kjær and his team found a massive crater under the Hiawatha Glacier, Greenland. The 31 km wide impact crater is the size of a city, bigger than Copenhagen, where Kjær is a professor at the University of Copenhagen.

The Hiawatha Crater is the first of its size that has been found under ice that can be related to the cataclysmic event at the end of the ice age. and the discovery has been claimed to support the hypothesis of a major extinction event around 12,800 years ago.

Did a lost ancient civilization exist more than 12,000 years ago? And if so, what happened to it? In support of this theory it has been pointed out that a cataclysmic event caused devastation. What is absolutely sure is that such an event occurred with mass extinction and climate change around a 12,800 years ago. In the late hundred years many theories have been brought forward about the cause of this event.

The cosmic impact theory has been debunked in lack of a crater. It has been suggested that the ice crest acted as a shield and stopped a crater from being formed or that the crater is hidden under the great lakes. This is why the Hiawatha Crater is significant. It could provide evidence of a catastrophic astronomic impact caused be a comet.

A comet impact can also be the driving force that proves other theories. There are major climate changes at the end of the Ice age that are hard to explain, and some evidence of a pole displacement. One theory is the "Earth Crust Displacement Theory" by Charles Hapgood. A relative displacement of the pole spin axis, could be explained by an outside force from at comet impact.

How old is the Hiawatha Crater? Professor Kjær concludes that it is definitely younger than 100,000 years. Several facts point to the impact being the culprit of a 12,800 year old cataclysmic event.

A disturbed layer in ice has been found, and radar reflections of volcanic grit frozen into the ice, above the disturbed layer, shows a dating of 11,700 years. The bed of the crater is still rough, indicating that erosion is in an early stage, less than 100,000 years old. Collected rock samples from the glacier show presence of quartz crystals created at high temperature, pointing to massive heat.

The team lead by Kurt Kjær is now working to establish a more exact dating of the crater, and possible consequences of the impact event.

The Younger Dryas, occurring around 12,800 to 11,550 years ago, was a period of a sharp drop in temperature, with a much colder climate and glacial conditions. Also a pole shift event has been hypothesized as the cause of the sudden climate change. At the time of the Younger Dryas, a large part of the megafauna became extinct.

A cosmic impact could have caused the Younger Dryas, as stated by the Younger Dryas Impact Hypothesis (YDIH). The find of the Hiawatha Crater, has been taken to indicate evidence for such an event. If the dating of the crater would correspond to the Younger Dryas, this would further strengthen this hypothesis.

This is why the work by Professor Kjær and his team is significant in attempting to establish that a cataclysmic event occurred that may have destroyed an ancient civilization.

This article has also been published on Facebook in the group Forbidden Archaeology and other Mysteries.

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