The next meeting of the Edinburgh Fortean Society is on :

Tuesday 14th November at 7.30pm

Martin B. Sweatman of the University of Edinburgh will be speaking on

A Cosmic Catastrophe at the Origin of Civilisation

Developments in the Earth Sciences over the last decade point towards a great cosmic catastrophe at the onset of the Younger Dryas period, towards the end of the Palaeolithic.

It has been suggested this event was caused by a collision with a swarm of comet fragments, consistent with the theory of Coherent Catastrophism. Earlier this year, it was shown how symbols at the ancient archaeological site of Göbekli Tepe can be interpreted as supporting this view.

This convergence of geochemical, astronomical and archaeological evidence has potentially profound consequences for our understanding of the emergence of civilisation and ancient history. 

Downstairs at the Monkey Barrel Comedy Club
9-11 Blair St,
Admission only Ł1!