Skip to comments.6,000-Year-old Skull Could Be From The World's Earliest Known Tsunami Victim
Posted on 10/30/2017 1:02:23 AM PDT by SunkenCiv
Scientists studying the effects of tsunamis have now shed light on what could be the earliest record of a person killed in a tsunami: someone who lived 6,000 years ago in what's now Papua New Guinea in the southwest Pacific. Their skull was found in geological sediments having the distinctive hallmarks of ancient tsunami activity... The skull in question was found in 1929, buried in the ground near the small town of Aitape on the northern of Papua New Guinea, about 500 miles north of Australia... In 2014 Golitko and others went back to the exact place where this skull had been found to look for new clues about what killed this individual. "We have now been able to confirm what we have long suspected," says James Goff at the University of New South Wales in Australia, the report's first author. "The geological similarities between the sediments at the place where the skull was found and sediments laid down during the 1998 tsunami that hit this same coastline have made us realise that human populations in this area have been affected by these massive inundations for thousands of years."
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I edited out the nonsequitur climate change nitwitery.
The old sediment layers would be interesting as well. Just remember that when youre at the beach and the tide suddenly goes way, way out, run for high ground right now!
And remember that it’s important to not stop running, because the likelihood is the wave, when it starts in, will outrun you, even with a head start. If there’s a tall building with an elevator available, heading to a higher floor could be the best bet. Just a couple years ago I saw one of those alleged eyewitness vids of the Boxing Day tsunami, and it wasn’t the big grand sweep, it showed the rising water pnning people against railings and each other as they tried to climb the stairs, and was taken from a vantage point perhaps ten or fifteen feet above the stricken. Didn’t enjoy watching that very much.
On the less serious side, a Nat Geog tsunami vid included an interview with a couple who, in the early 1960s, heard one of the very first tsunami warnings after the system got established, and drove down to a park on the ocean “to watch the tsunami come in”. The water crossed the beach, filled the parking lot, and they panicked and tried to drive off, but they were (and this is the fun part) were in a VW Beetle, so the wheels weren’t on the ground. The tsunami started to recede, the car bumped up against the fence, finally settled back onto its wheels, and they then, finally, got out of there. Hippies.
The water crossed the beach, filled the parking lot, and they panicked and tried to drive off, but they were (and this is the fun part) were in a VW Beetle, so the wheels werent on the ground. The tsunami started to recede, the car bumped up against the fence, finally settled back onto its wheels, and they then, finally, got out of there. Hippies.
“That was, like, far out man”!
The line between life and death in Puket was often just one story. People on the second story of Puket hotels took pictures of people trapped in the wave being swept away. We were in Chiang Mai on Boxing Day and watched horrified as the pictures came in over Thai TV.
Gore is blaming the tsunami on Republicans...and the victim’s relatives should get money for his death...
Can’t be that old. No tectonic activity before the Earth was divided in the days of Peleg. Alternatively Biblical Creationism is just stories we tell.
Right, and Al's claiming to be the sole legal heir.
"Two pennies a mile! Two pennies a mile!"
It’s amazing, given the epicenter, that Thailand suffered even as much as it did.
Boxing day tsunami 2004 Thailand - complete series 1/4 Phuket
Puket is an island in the Andaman Sea and any wave originating to the south will slam the coasts at least north to Khao Lak.
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...also, when the skull was found it had water up its nose.
There were also some of those inflated duck swimming rings.
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