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Mass Grave in London Reveals How Volcano Caused Global Catastrophe


Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 716 days ago - guardian.co.uk
When archaeologists discovered thousands of medieval skeletons in a mass burial pit in east London in the 1990s, they assumed they were 14th-century victims of the Black Death or the Great Famine of 1315-17. Now they have been astonished by a more



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Teresa W. (658)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 7:32 am
very interesting, thank you
 

Azaima A. (218)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 9:15 am
thanks
 

Roger Garin-michaud (61)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 4:04 pm
noted thanks !
 

John B. (215)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 4:57 pm
Thanks Marty for posting the link to the Guardian article by Dalya Alberge. Very interesting theory and the fact that it put out eight times more sulphate concentration than Indonesia's Krakatoa eruption of 1883 is absolutely astounding. Read and noted.
 

Maureen C. (3)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 11:19 pm
Very interesting! Thanks, Marty.
 

Catherine G. (13)
Monday August 6, 2012, 12:04 am
Very interesting! Thanks for posting
 

Past Member (0)
Monday August 6, 2012, 12:48 am
noted, thanks
 

Robert O. (12)
Monday August 6, 2012, 1:17 am
Thanks Marty.
 

Peace Monger (185)
Monday August 6, 2012, 2:47 am
Thanks Marty, you always find the most interesting articles, this one being another example of your research.
Kudos!
 

John S. (297)
Monday August 6, 2012, 3:42 am
Thanks.
 

Sara Gustavsson (1)
Monday August 6, 2012, 8:19 am
very interesting. Thanks for sharing.
 

Robert Hardy (67)
Monday August 6, 2012, 9:28 am
I love archeology! Wow.
 

Allan Yorkowitz (452)
Monday August 6, 2012, 9:32 am
I never knew about this find to begin with -thanks.
 

Kerrie G. (135)
Monday August 6, 2012, 9:38 am
Noted, thanks.
 

Gloria H. (88)
Monday August 6, 2012, 1:21 pm
Mother Nature has her ways of population control. She knows what a reasonable number of people can inhabit the planet and not throw it out of kilter.Acts of nature are cruel, but happen as long as we are on the earth.We have no predators to keep our numbers in check. But, on the other hand, we are doing our share to pollute the earth and make it uninhabitable...Mother Nature can just sit back and watch us self destruct.
 

Jaime A. (32)
Monday August 6, 2012, 2:37 pm
Interesting, thanks.!!
 

Rosie Lopez (73)
Monday August 6, 2012, 3:11 pm
wow thanks for sharing!!
 

marie tc (166)
Monday August 6, 2012, 4:53 pm
Have to make a bad joke Gloria "we have plenty of human predators instead these days "A great article thank you for sharing Can not send a green star to Gloria as I have done so within the last week
 

Janet B. (36)
Monday August 6, 2012, 5:58 pm
Thank you.
 

pam w. (191)
Monday August 6, 2012, 6:49 pm
There does not seem to have been any explanation at the time; it was probably assumed to be a punishment from God.

++++++++++++++++++++ Which, of course, makes NO SENSE whatsoever!
 

Michael O. (170)
Monday August 6, 2012, 7:56 pm
Perhaps a volcanic eruption of this type, or perhaps several small ones in relatively unpopulated areas (to minimize the loss of life) would be helpful in buying us some time to slow down global warming.

Of course, this is just wishful thinking - it's not as though we can control volcanic eruptions...
 

Angela Gottschalk (0)
Monday August 6, 2012, 10:56 pm
Amazing ...hope there"ll be a TV ptogramme about this
 

Sam E M. (0)
Thursday August 9, 2012, 1:57 am
Hmmm, so is this what we can expect on 21st December?
 

Phillipa W. (199)
Thursday August 9, 2012, 4:40 am
it would be interesting to see where this volcano actually was. Volcanoes almost brought humans to extinction 70,000 years ago - indeed, they are a force.
 

g d c. (0)
Saturday September 8, 2012, 11:25 am
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