black sea flooding

black sea flooding - Will Boas HW 7 1 During the Ice Age...

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Will Boas HW 7 1. During the Ice Age, the Black Sea was an isolated lake surrounded by land. About 12,000 years ago, towards the end of the Ice Age, the Earth began to warm, and the large ice sheets began to melt. Then about 7,000 years ago the Mediterranean Sea swelled to capacity. The seawater pushed northward through the Bosporus Valley in present day Turkey and into the Black Sea Basin. The Black Sea rose six inches a day, and the surrounding farmland was flooded. 2. The scientists had substantial evidence that would support the flooding of the Black Sea. A previous expedition led by Ballard revealed an ancient shoreline that was present underneath the current Black Sea. Shells were found from both freshwater and saltwater mollusk species. Radiocarbon dating supports the theory that a freshwater lake was inundated with the salt water of the Black Sea around 7,000 years ago. An entire ship was discovered that was intact. I would say that this is all valid evidence that would support the theory of the flooding of the Black Sea. I
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This note was uploaded on 10/03/2011 for the course GLG F108 taught by Professor Dilek during the Fall '10 term at Miami University.

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