New research by the Universities of Exeter, UK and Wollongong, Australia looked at the collapse of the North American (Laurentide) Ice Sheet, 8,000 years ago. They posit that the resultant flooding of the Black Sea lead to flooding myths, the Noah’s Ark story, and the expansion of farming and pottery production across Europe.
(Hmm- I wonder if this particular ice sheet collapse also coincides with great flood myths from outside of Europe?)
‘‘Noah’s Flood’ Kick-started European Farming? (Science Daily, 11-19-2007)
Originally posted May 30th, 2008