UNITED STATES – Recently, a scientific team revealed that there is a possibility that the impact of a meteorite could be crucial for the development of human civilization. The group of experts from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, pointed out that fragments of space rock nearly 13,000 years ago would be the key to being able to abound in knowledge about the life of humanity. In this sense, it is through an official statement from the institution where they indicated that the impact of the meteorite would have been devastating and, with it, caused the extinction of the dinosaurs. But it is possible that this coincides with substantial changes in the way human societies were organized before the onset of the Neolithic period among humans of the Fertile Crescent (Egypt, Iraq and Lebanon). For this reason, it is assumed that mankind could have changed their way of life from hunter-gatherers to agriculture and, with it, started to establish settlements permanently. Likewise, let us remember that a large number of scientists assure that the impact of the meteorite triggered the climatic cooling which lasted more than a thousand years. Source: Pixabay. Meanwhile, experts at the University of Edinburgh have indicated that they have enough evidence to support this theory. In addition, they highlight the geological analysis of data belonging to four continents, with particular emphasis on North America and Greenland, where the largest fragments of the meteorite are thought to have fallen. Despite this, they assure that the study must be more extensive to generate much more precise data. “This great cosmic catastrophe seems to have been commemorated on the giant stone pillars of Göbekli Tepe (Turkey), perhaps the ‘first temple in the world’, which is linked to the origin of civilization in the Fertile Crescent of the Southwest Asia. Did civilization start with a bang? Said study author Martin Sweatman, who will publish the research in Earth-Science Reviews.