PLEASE NOTE:


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Date sent: Tue, 25 Feb 1997 10:19:20 -0500 (EST)
From: HUMBPEIS B.J.PEISER@livjm.ac.uk
Subject: Re: VOLCANOES, EARTHQUAKES & ARCHAEOLOGY
To: cambridge-conference@livjm.ac.uk
Priority: NORMAL


The following information comes from Bill McGuire, one of
the Convenors of the international conference on

VOLCANOES, EARTHQUAKES & ARCHAEOLOGY

Burlington House, Piccadilly, London
28 - 29 April 1997

Sponsored by the Volcanic Studies Group of the Geological
Society of London, the Commission on Tectonics of
the IUGS, and the Institute of Archaeology, University
College London

Convenors: Bill McGuire (Cheltenham), Paul Hancock
(Bristol), Dafydd Griffiths (London)

This 2-day international meeting will focus upon the
important roles of volcanic and seismic activity in
archaeological studies. Some 50 papers will be presented
on all aspects of volcanic and palaeoseismological
studies which impinge upon archaeology and more recent
human history. Topics include: i) effects of volcanic
eruptions and earthquakes on society; ii) the use and
significance of archaeological data in palaeoseismology;
iii) volcanoes and climate modification - evidence from
the historical record; iv) archaeological uses of
volcanic materials; v) the application of eruptions and
earthquakes as dating and correlation tools; vi)
environmental monitors of ancient eruptions and
eartquakes; vii) case studies.

The meeting will be held at Burlington House in the
department of the Geological Society of London. The
registration fees for the meeting have been
kept deliberately small: 40.00 pounds Sterling for
academics; 30 pounds for Fellows and Associates of the
Geological Society; and 10 pounds for full-time students
and the unwaged.

Pre-registration is essential. For further information
please contact Bill McGuire (w.mcguire@ucl.ac.uk).



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Date sent: Tue, 25 Feb 1997 10:04:05 -0500 (EST)
From: HUMBPEIS B.J.PEISER@livjm.ac.uk
Subject: Re: A Hit in Honduras?
To: cambridge-conference@livjm.ac.uk
Priority: NORMAL


A HIT IN HONDURAS?

Adriana C Ocampo, a planetary geologist and impact
crater specialist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in
Pasadena, was so kind to send the following information
on the 22 Nov. 1996 fireball event. She is also a member
of the scientific team that went to Honduras to help on
the investigation on this event (the other members of the
expedition included Dr. Jiri Borovitchka and Dr. Ed
Tagliaferri).

"The landslides seem to have happened independently from
the fireball event. We did not find any crater at this
time. We covered the area of San Luis to the Guatemala
border and collected many eyewitness accounts that are
now being compiled to develop a more definite trajectory
for the event. It seems that in Nov. 22, 1996, there may
have been two different events - one at 2:00 pm and
another at 10:00 pm. From the 2:00 pm event a sample was
collected from a lady who had a fragment fall in the
backyard of her house. I'm in the process of analysing
the sample. Prof Maria Cristina Pinedas de Carias
(Director of the Astronomical Observatory of Honduras and
leader of the expedition) will be glad to inform
interested researchers about her latest resport on the
event (mpineda@ns.hondunet.net)".

Adriana Ocampo
JPL
aocampo@jpl.nasa.gov



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Subject: Re: A Hit in Honduras?
To: cambridge-conference@livjm.ac.uk
Date sent: Tue, 25 Feb 1997 01:37:48 -0600 (CST)
From: pib@nwu.edu

> S&T Newswire from SKY & TELESCOPE (March 1997)
>
> Late-Breaking Astronomical News
>
> A HIT IN HONDURAS?
>
> (San Luis, Honduras) Reports continue to tickle in about
> a brilliant fireball that lit up the sky over remote
> sections of Central America on the night of November 22,
> 1996. Residents near the border of Honduras and Guatemala
> say a red-and-yellow bolide traveled east to west across
> the sky. It appeared to be a single object, at least 1@
> wide, whose passage was accompanied by a loud, explosive
> sound. Marco Antonio Gonzalez, an amateur astronomers in
> Guatemala, says the bolide appeared within 30 seconds of
> 10:10 p.m. local time.
>

Those of you who read Spanish may wish to see a report published
December 16, 1996 in La Prensa, which includes a photo of the
purported impact area:

http://www.laprensahn.com/natarc/9612/n16001.htm



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Subject: Re: A MYSTERIOUS HIT IN AUSTRALIA
To: cambridge-conference@livjm.ac.uk
Date sent: Tue, 25 Feb 1997 01:34:15 -0600 (CST)
From: pib@nwu.edu

> AUSTRALIAN EARTHQUAKE: TRIGGERED BY NATURE OR APOCALYPTIC MANIACS?
>

Those of you whose workstations are equipped with a web browser and
RealAudio may wish to hear an interview with Gregory Van Der Vink about
this subject. The interview, conducted by Bob Edwards, was originally
broadcast in the United States on National Public Radio on January 29, 1997:

http://www.prognet.com/contentp/nb7j29.html



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Subject: National Geographic documentary on impacts
To: cambridge-conference@livjm.ac.uk
Date sent: Tue, 25 Feb 1997 01:18:31 -0600 (CST)
From: pib@nwu.edu

On Wednesday, February 26, 1997, in the United States, NBC television will
air a National Geographic special on impacts. Please see your local
television guide for the broadcast time in your area.

-- Phil "Pib" Burns
Northwestern University, Evanston, IL. USA
pib@nwu.edu
http://pibweb.it.nwu.edu/~pib/



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