I'm not sure if this is the right forum to post this, but it seems close enough. Now, I work in a scientific environment among scientists who study climate change. I have co-authored many papers on the subject as well. I also work with geologists so what this means is that I need to be more rigorous in accepting the idea that there's a 3600 year cycle before I go about confronting scientists with this idea that we suffer cataclysisms at periodic intervals (though I don't deny this is the case). In fact, I work at a radiocarbon dating facility. According to current geologic records of the past 13000 years or so here are the known dates of abrupt changes in climate:
RC = Radiocarbon date before present (BP)
BC = Before Common era (calibrated with OxCal v 3.10)
12800 RC = 13000 BC
8200 RC = 7200 BC
5200 RC = 4000 BC
4200 RC = 2850 BC
3800 RC = 2200 BC
These dates come with errors within +/- 200 years at most.
Now, I don't see a 3600 year cycle per se. If you take the average difference you get 2600 years. My question is where did the 3600 year cycle that the Cassiopaeans state come from and how does it reconcile with these dates?
For a reference, I include a link to Harvey Weiss of Yale U. I'd include a paleoclimate reference but this is the most interesting as it relates to human civilization:http://abob.libs.uga.edu/bobk/ccc/cc052301.html
"The earliest Holocene abrupt climate changes occurred at 12,800, 8200, 5200,
and 4200 B.P. The 4200 B.P. abrupt climate change is especially well
documented across West Asia, Central Asia, Africa, and parts of the New
World. Limnological and speleothem radiometric dates situate the beginning
of this event at ca. 3800 radiocarbon years before 1950 (3.8 ka bp) or ca.
2200 B.C. High resolution paleoclimate records, including the Greenland Ice
Sheet Project 2 (GISP2) ice core, Lake Van varve sediments, and U.S.
Southwest dendrochronology now also provide absolute calendar dating for
this event in addition to quantification of its amplitude relative to prior
and succeeding climate states. Social adaptations to this event are recorded
in the contemporary archaeological records of southeastern Europe, North
Africa, and West Asia: habitat-tracking, regional population abandonments,
migrations, and sociopolitical collapse."