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A cataclysmic asteroid impact caused a global disaster which destroyed early human proto-civilisations in Africa and America, researchers have claimed.
In a study published in a respected journal, scientists presented evidence which indicates Earth was struck by an asteroid 12,800 years ago.
This caused a worldwide catastrophe which plunged animal species into extinction and may have caused the abrupt demise of the mysterious Clovis people, although this hypothesis is controversial.
The Clovis was a prehistoric society that lived in North America but abruptly disappeared.
Now a team from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg have uncovered evidence of a gigantic impact which preceded a period of massive climate change, spelling doom for the Clovis and potentially other early societies around the world
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