About the Black Sea Flood. This site is interesting, and adds fuel to the
current discussion. Another equally interesting site is mentioned lower
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
(Özdagan, 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.