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Author Topic: The deluge...  (Read 2848 times)

Darwin

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The deluge...
« on: November 21, 2007, 09:29:34 AM »
Can't help myself (though I'll have to - it's time to get on with the day) here's an interesting discussion of a topic that I cover every winter session in Intro to Archaeology (funny how the "news" is often the "olds"). It's a report of recent archaeological evidence supporting earlier evidence that the Black Sea flooded 8500 years ago and forced farmers living in the region to flee westward, taking agriculture with them. It is also thought to explain the prevalence of flood stories in cultures from around the Mediterranean, including Noah's Ark. Very interesting (and very techy too - Radiocarbon and Dendrochronlogical dating).

http://www.reuters.c...dUSL1700215420071118

Noahs flood.pngThe deluge...
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Re: The deluge...
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2007, 10:23:28 AM »
Quit flooding the forums with your postings. Hopefully you can dig up something more interesting. I hope your postings evolve. :P

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Re: The deluge...
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2007, 11:57:50 PM »
It is also thought to explain the prevalence of flood stories in cultures from around the Mediterranean...
that was because they were all visited by the same spacemen who also taught them how to cultivate.. :P

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Re: The deluge...
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2007, 07:07:36 AM »
Who knew lanux - thanks! It's true - the truth is always stranger than fiction  ;)!
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Re: The deluge...
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2007, 11:19:54 AM »
Now that we've got that "flood" claptrap out of the way, how about explaining the prevalent Adam & Eve "two humans who started civilization" meme?

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Re: The deluge...
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2007, 11:47:11 AM »
Quit flooding the forums with your postings. Hopefully you can dig up something more interesting. I hope your postings evolve. :P

Somehow managed to miss this post when it first went up -  ;D
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« Last Edit: November 23, 2007, 11:52:59 AM by Darwin »

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Re: The deluge...
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2007, 02:18:12 PM »
Now that we've got that "flood" claptrap out of the way, how about explaining the prevalent Adam & Eve "two humans who started civilization" meme?
My theory says that this was related to the Apple iPop.