Did primates emerge in a baptism of fire? Meteorite impact and forest blazes 56 million years ago may have triggered our evolution



It was one of the most extreme periods of global warming in our planet's history, producing a sudden change in conditions that led to the first primates appearing on Earth.
Now, new evidence suggests the trigger for this sudden rise in global temperatures may have been a large meteorite or comet that smashed into the Earth and caused widespread wildfires.
Geologists claim to have found debris from the impact 56 million years ago scattered across North America along with heavy charcoal deposits as the material thrown outwards set forests alight.
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3 October 2016 in Science &Technology, Views: 44
Source: Daily Mail
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