This is a very interesting article, its like 5-6 pages long and gets a little boring at times, but its very interesting.
Synopsis: Basically a 2 mile wide crater was discovered in Iraq, and early estimates put the craters age at around 5000 yrs old. This would put the impact at around 3000BC, right around the time that every major culture in the area started preaching about the wrath of god, this is about the time the first tales of the Deluge came forth in their earliest forms. Could our Ancestors have expieranced a meteor strike and percieved it as the wrath of god.
Its an interesting read none the less, I would suggest you check it out.