The first of the four Mayan catastrophes: Cause and consequences on the old world

Prof. Emilio Spedicato

We show that the first of the four catastrophes considered by the Mayas and Aztec can be explained by the recent discovery of an impact of a large object over the ices of the Great Lakes region around 10.900 BC. Then we consider some effects of the impact in the old World, especially near the Atlantic. We are led to a new interpretation of Biblical passages, without resorting to theological statemants.