12,800 years ago the world was plunged into another mini ice age, known as the Younger Dryas, a key event in the evolution of human society.
It is the most recent and longest of several interruptions to the gradual warming of the Earth’s climate since the Last Glacial Maximum and many believe it was caused by an impact event or airburst, or more specifically, numerous events from the break-up of a comet.
n March 2020, Andrew Moore et al released a paper regarding one of the impact sites located at Abu Hureyra in Syria, which shows evidence of high temperature melting at more than 2200 degrees Celsius.
This impact would have been a major event in the pre-Neolithic days of the Middle East and could have even been one of many impacts felt in the region.
From previous videos we know that the Levant and Anatolia was the place where Neolithic society emerged from after the Younger Dryas but with Gobekli Tepe only around 250 km north of the Syrian Impact site, well, I was surprised that the Fertile Crescent was the birth of Neolithic civilisation after experiencing such an event, an area that was directly affected by the Younger Dryas impacts. But after a little research, it really shouldn’t be a surprise.
In this video I explain why the Younger Dryas Impact in the Middle East actually gave birth to Ancient Neolithic civilisation and why, if this impact didn't take place, human evolution may not have accelerated quite as quickly as it did.
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