I head tell it was a metrorite. Has this been proved? This thread is about other meteorites that changed history...Im trying to think of a few. There is a monastery in Tibet that was sited where a stone from heaven fell, I think. In pre columbian America, the only iron was from meteorites. The Thule People (the ancestor of the Inuit, but better organised, who lived in villages of several thousand in order to hunt bowhead whales) traveled across the arctic in search of such a stone.