Masse, William Bruce
*Italian geologist Luigi Piccardi along with Masse were co-editors of Myth and Geology where it was noted* that “Myths are largely event-based, in that they are triggered to a large part by an event, or combination of events, that catastrophically impact society, then these myths provide a window upon those events that can be recovered, retrieved and even dated.”(b)
*The publication of Myth and Geology gave a boost to the development of the new discipline of ‘geomythology‘.*
In particular, Masse studied 175 flood myths among which two gave clues to a major event that occurred in 2807 BC, which Masse linked to a cometary impact south of Madagascar creating the Burckle Crater and producing a 600 foot tsunami that swept around the world(a) . Masse implied a connection with the destruction of Atlantis when he co-authored a paper that was presented to the 2005 Atlantis Conference on the Burckle Crater.
Masse is a leading member of the Holocene Impact Working Group.