In this episode, we read from the five papers recently published by the Comet Research Group in their new journal, about evidence for an airburst that destroyed Abu Hureyra ~12,800 years ago, and comparisons of impact proxies at Meteor Crater to materials found at known nuclear test sites. There is also a paper about a possible impact or airburst much more recently, around 700BC, over Kansas, that was witnessed by the native american Pawnee.
We also discuss the new paper about Gunung Padang, a megalithic mound in Indonesia that has evidence it's earliest building phase may be as much as 24,000 years old.
The Cosmic Tusk post on the new CRG Journal:
"Airbursts and Cratering Impacts" Journal
Gunung Padang paper