Black Sea Flood etc.

From: Mark Odegard
Message: 2298
Date: 2000-04-30

About the Black Sea Flood. This site is interesting, and adds fuel to the current discussion. Another equally interesting site is mentioned lower down.
This is an article by Ryan, Pitman, et al.
At this time (7,550 calendar years BP), farming, which had already been established in Greece, Bulgaria, Romania and along the coast of the Marmara Sea (Ă–zdagan, 1983; van Andel and Runnels, 1995), spread rapidly inland along the major river valleys of southeastern Europe (Greg, 1988; Hodder, 1990). The light plow and simple irrigation appear abruptly in the Transcaucasus (Glumac and Anthony, 1991). Such "wave-of-advance" population movements (Sokal, Oden et al., 1991) could have been induced by the permanent expulsion of inhabitants which had adapted to the natural resources of the formerly-emerged Black Sea periphery namely, its arable loess, alluvial soil, and the moist loam of the freshly exposed bed of its shrinking shoreline. 
Map (w/caption) of drowned area west of Crimea:
Another rather tantalizing page is that of Prof. Petko Dimitrov. He is part of the cluster of scholars who have proven the Black Sea event. The web counter indicates his page has not been visited too often.
The main link on this page, the one about the plate, leads to a very heavy download page with huge photos of the plate. I don't know what to make of this page, particularly the comments about the Sumerian burial. This plate seems to have writing on it.
Well, sportsfans. The age of Black Sea marine archeology is upon us, and who knows what further wonderful mysteries will be dredged up.