A 67,000 Year History of Solar Terrestrial Cosmic Events

Posted by: P. LaViolette
May 20, 2019

The following is a terrestrial chronology charting the arrival of Galactic superwaves, cosmic dust incursions, extreme solar events, and glacier wave flood events during the past 67,000 years. It is divided in two parts, 67 kyrs BP to 19 kyrs BP and 19 kyrs BP to the present.  All dates have been converted to the Cariaco Basin radiocarbon dated varve chronology published by Hughen (2006).  References given in column 3 of the tables are given below.  Generally, the sequence of solar cosmic events that I hypothesized has shaped the history of our planet go as follows:

Galactic superwave arrival — cosmic dust incursion — solar activation — extreme solar flares — glacier wave floods — extinction

The main graphs that have been relied on to construct this chronology are also given below.  Other information is given in the cited references.  For table II also consult the posting at: https://etheric.com/cosmic-dust-incursion-solar-cause-mass-extinction/.

Table I. Event Chronology from 67,000 Calendar Years BP to 19,000 Calendar Years BP
Table II. Event Chronology from 19,000 Calendar Years BP to 5,300 Calendar Years BP
Relevant graphs:

Vostok ice core Be-10 deposition rate using the AICC 2012 chronology. Indicator of past superwave arrivals. Ages given in thousands of years. Data adapted from Raisbeck (1987, 1992)

Cariaco Basin radiocarbon excess, as an indicator of past solar activity. Data from Hughen (2006)

Heinrich events as an indicator of glacier wave flood events. (LaViolette, 2017)


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K. A. Hughen, et al., “Marine-derived 14C calibration and activity record for the past 50,000 years updated from the Cariaco Basin.” Quaternary Science Reviews25 (2006): 3216–3227.

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M. I. Petaev, et al. “Large Pt anomaly in the Greenland ice core points to a cataclysm at the onset of Younger Dryas” PNAS 110 (2013).

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G. M. Raisbeck, et al., “Evidence for two intervals of enhanced 10 Be deposition in Antarctic ice during the last glacial period.” Nature 326 (1987): 273–277.

G. M. Raisbeck, et al., “10Be deposition at Vostok, Antarctica during the last 50,000 years and its relationship to possible cosmogenic production variations during this period.” In The Last Deglaciation: Absolute and Radiocarbon Chronologies (Proc. NATO ASI, vol. 12), edited by E. Bard and W. Broecker, pp. 127–139. Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag, 1992.

G. M. Raisbeck, et al. “An improved north–south synchronization of ice core records around the 41 kyr 10Be peak.” Climate Past 13 (2017):217–229.

A. van Hoesel, et al. “Nanodiamonds and wildfire evidence in the Usselohorizon postdate the Allerød-Younger Dryas boundary.” PNAS 109 (2012): 7648 – 7653.

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4 Responses to A 67,000 Year History of Solar Terrestrial Cosmic Events

  1. Nic Watson says:

    Was that what you wrote your book Earth Under Fire that early civilisation people had to resort to underground dwelling for survival, and that someone would periodically hold a stick out to test outside conditions to see if it would catch fire, as I remember it. That was five or six years ago now I read it but as soon as I read Genesis, I will go reasd it again now that I know that was number 2 in the Trilogy.. Thanks for that !

    • Paul LaViolette says:

      There were multiple conflagration events in our past history which that myth could have referred to which I relate in my book.

  2. Nic Watson says:

    Good to see a new News post, Paul- I been hanging for more info from you.. and pardon me if this is a stupid question- but is the world wide deposition of black carbon a product of a great conflagration > thanks in advance, mate!

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