Ecological catastrophe in connection with the impact of the Kaali meteorite about 800–400 B.C. on the island of Saaremaa, Estonia

@article{Veski2001EcologicalCI,
  title={Ecological catastrophe in connection with the impact of the Kaali meteorite about 800–400 B.C. on the island of Saaremaa, Estonia},
  author={Siim Veski and Atko Heinsalu and K. Kirsim{\"a}e and Anneli Poska and Leili Saarse},
  journal={Meteoritics \& Planetary Science},
  year={2001},
  volume={36},
  pages={1367-1375}
}
Ecological catastrophe in connection with the impact of the Kaali meteorite about 800-400 B.C. on the island of Saaremaa, Estonia 

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