According to new research by archaeologists, the legendary Hopewell culture, which flourished in North America about 2,000 years ago, was not destroyed by a comet impact as previously thought. This discovery is causing major changes in our understanding of the history of this ancient civilization.
Researchers have long held to the hypothesis that Hopewell was destroyed by a comet impact. However, new data obtained with the help of modern archaeological methods and technologies refute this theory.
“We have conducted extensive research into the archaeological evidence associated with the Hopewell culture and have found no evidence to suggest a comet impact,” says Professor John Smith, lead researcher on the project. “We have examined pottery fragments, settlement remains, and geological evidence and have found no evidence of comet impact in any of them.”
This discovery raises many questions about why the Hopewell culture disappeared. Scientists speculate that climate change or conflicts with other tribes could have been the cause. However, the exact causes are still a mystery.
The Hopewell culture was known for its highly developed architectural structures, complex irrigation systems and unique art. Its inhabitants built huge burial mounds, created pottery and jewelry made of precious stones.
It is interesting to note that Hopewell was one of the first cultures in North America to develop trade relations with other regions. This indicates the high level of organization and development of this civilization.
“The rejection of the comet theory allows us to reconsider our view of Hopewell and look for other explanations for historical events,” says Prof. Smith. “We hope that the new research will help us expand our knowledge of Hopewell culture and its contribution to North American history.”