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  • Marine Team Finds Surprising Evidence Supporting A Great Biblical Flood

    09/10/2007 8:00:41 AM PDT · by Ben Mugged · 25 replies · 1,473+ views
    Science Daily ^ | September 10, 2007 | Unattributed
    Did the great flood of Noah's generation really occur thousands of years ago? Was the Roman city of Caesarea destroyed by an ancient tsunami? Will pollution levels in our deep seas remain forever a mystery? ~snip~ "When I was looking for a partner, I needed to find a team of marine scientists who were leaders in their fields," says Weil, a Swedish environmental philanthropist who helped conceive and fund the idea of giving a free, floating marine research lab to any scientist who needed it. "I didn't want us to be just another Greenpeace group of environmental activists. My dream...
  • Bronze Age Greek city found underwater

    08/31/2015 11:34:47 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 25 replies
    Spero Forum ^ | August 27, 2015 | Martin Barillas
    Along the shore near the site, archaeologists have found more than 6,000 objects, including fragments of the red ceramics that are characteristic of the area. Beck called the area an “archaeologist’s paradise.” Beck points out that other civilizations were extant at the time, such as Egypt and the nascent civilizations at the islands of Crete and Santorini. The researchers expect that future research at Lambayanna will shed new light on a dense network of coastal settlements stretched throughout the Aegean Sea. Of the structures found by the researchers, Beck said “There must have been a brick superstructure above a stone...
  • Stone Age Site Surfaces After 8,000 Years

    08/06/2007 11:28:14 AM PDT · by blam · 32 replies · 1,147+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 8-5-2007
    Source: University of Southampton Date: August 5, 2007 Stone Age Site Surfaces After 8000 Years Science Daily — Excavations of an underwater Stone Age archaeological settlement dating back 8000 years took place at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton between 30 July – 3 August 2007. A diver working at the site just off the Isle of Wight coast. (Credit: Copyright Simon Brown 2007) Maritime archaeologists from the Hampshire and Wight Trust for Maritime Archaeology (HWTMA) have been working at the site just off the Isle of Wight coast. Divers working at depths of 11 metres have raised sections of the...
  • Stone Age remains are Britain's earliest house

    08/10/2010 10:26:34 AM PDT · by decimon · 19 replies
    The University of Manchester ^ | August 10, 2010 | Unknown
    Archaeologists working on Stone Age remains at a site in North Yorkshire say it contains Britain's earliest surviving house.The team from the Universities of Manchester and York reveal today that the home dates to at least 8,500 BC - when Britain was part of continental Europe. The research has been made possible by a grant from the Natural Environment Research Council, early excavation funding from the British Academy, and from English Heritage who are about to schedule the site as a National Monument . The Vale of Pickering Research Trust has also provided support for the excavation works. The research...
  • Scientists Discover Lost World (8,000 Years Old)

    02/15/2004 4:03:44 PM PST · by blam · 88 replies · 1,928+ views
    BBC ^ | 2-15-2004
    Scientists discover lost world A prehistoric lost world under the North Sea has been mapped by scientists from the University of Birmingham. The team used earthquake data to devise a 3D reconstruction of the 10,000-year-old plain. The area, part of a land mass that once joined Britain to northern Europe, disappeared about 8,000 years ago. The virtual features they have developed include a river the length of the Thames which disappeared when its valley flooded due to glaciers melting. This is the most exciting and challenging virtual reality project since Virtual Stonehenge. Professor Bob Stone Professor Bob Stone, head of...
  • 'Britain's Atlantis' found at bottom of North sea

    07/06/2012 5:11:33 AM PDT · by Dysart · 28 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7-6-12 | David Waugh
    Divers have found traces of ancient land swallowed by waves 8500 years ago Doggerland once stretched from Scotland to Denmark Rivers seen underwater by seismic scans Britain was not an island - and area under North Sea was roamed by mammoths and other giant animals Described as the 'real heartland' of Europe Had population of tens of thousands - but devastated by sea level risesBritain's Atlantis' - a hidden underwater world swallowed by the North Sea - has been discovered by divers working with science teams from the University of St Andrews. Doggerland, a huge area of dry land that...
  • Lost World Warning From (Under) North Sea

    04/23/2007 2:29:02 PM PDT · by blam · 66 replies · 2,077+ views
    BBC ^ | 4-23-2007 | Sean Coughlan
    Lost world warning from North Sea By Sean Coughlan BBC News education How a homestead might have looked in the flooded area Archaeologists are uncovering a huge prehistoric "lost country" hidden below the North Sea. This lost landscape, where hunter gatherer communities once lived, was swallowed by rising water levels at the end of the last ice age. University of Birmingham researchers are heralding "stunning" findings as they map the "best-preserved prehistoric landscape in Europe". This large plain had disappeared below the water more than 8,000 years ago. Scientists at the University of Birmingham have been using oil exploration technology...
  • Stone Age Settlements Found Underwater In Britain

    09/11/2003 11:37:31 AM PDT · by blam · 24 replies · 269+ views
    Reuters/Yahoo ^ | 9-11-2003
    Stone Age Settlements Found Underwater in Britain Thu Sep 11, 5:38 AM ET LONDON (Reuters) - Archaeologists have stumbled across the first underwater evidence of Stone Age settlements in Britain. Missed Tech Tuesday? Become a Wireless Whiz -- get connected in every room and secure your wireless network in six steps A team from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in northeast England say they found flint artifacts including tools and arrowheads off the coast near Tynemouth during a training session to prepare them for dive searches elsewhere. They say the items pinpoint two sites dating as far back as...
  • The moment Britain became an island

    02/14/2011 6:31:35 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 64 replies
    BBC News Magazine ^ | Monday, February 14, 2011 | Megan Lane
    The coastline and landscape of what would become modern Britain began to emerge at the end of the last Ice Age around 10,000 years ago. What had been a cold, dry tundra on the north-western edge of Europe grew warmer and wetter as the ice caps melted. The Irish Sea, North Sea and the Channel were all dry land, albeit land slowly being submerged as sea levels rose. But it wasn't until 6,100BC that Britain broke free of mainland Europe for good, during the Mesolithic period -- the Middle Stone Age. It is thought a landslide in Norway triggered one...
  • Ancient underwater forest discovered off Norfolk coast

    01/31/2015 4:49:37 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 18 replies
    BBC ^ | 26 January 2015 Last updated at 00:28 GMT | Credit: The underwater diving footage is copyright and courtesy of Rob Spray and Dawn Watson
    Nature experts have discovered a remarkable submerged forest thousands of years old under the sea close to the Norfolk coast. The trees were part of an area known as 'Doggerland' which formed part of a much bigger area before it was flooded by the North Sea. It was once so vast that hunter-gatherers who lived in the vicinity could have walked to Germany across its land mass.
  • ARCHAEOLOGY: Stone Age World Beneath the Baltic Sea

    12/09/2006 2:50:42 PM PST · by Lessismore · 51 replies · 2,178+ views
    Science Magazine ^ | 2006-12-08 | Andrew Curry
    As they map Germany's changing coastline, members of a research team called SINCOS are learning about settlements that were covered by water 6000 to 8000 years ago On a warm afternoon in September, archaeologist Harald Lübke looked out from the pilot house of the Goor, a bright red dive boat moored 200 meters off Germany's Baltic seacoast. Three meters below the water's glassy surface, divers in bulky drysuits were excavating a prehistoric hunting camp. A deafening motor mounted on the Goor's deck powered a pressure pump, which they were using to suck sediment from the sea bottom into mesh bags....
  • Mesolithic site on Skye to be investigated

    09/04/2015 11:18:54 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 10 replies
    BBC ^ | 2 September 2015 | unattributed
    Excavations of a Mesolithic site on Skye could give new insights into the lives of some of the island's earliest residents. Archaeologists believe the location above Staffin Bay has the remains of a house that could be 8,000 years old. Mesolithic flints have previously been found in an area of eroded grazing land near the site. Archaeologists will work with Staffin Community Trust and volunteers in making small excavations. The University of the Highlands and Islands' Archaeology Institute will lead the investigation. Archaeologist Dan Lee said the dig at the site of "important prehistoric occupation" had "huge potential". Staffin Community...
  • The Netherlands: Archaeologists Find Habitation Sites in Port of Rotterdam

    11/17/2011 4:51:06 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 15 replies
    Dredging Today ^ | Tuesday, November 8, 2011 | unattributed
    The site of what is now Rotterdam's Yangtzehaven was inhabited by humans in the Middle Stone Age. At a depth of 20 metres, in the sea bed, unique underwater archaeological investigation found traces of bone, flint and charcoal from around 7000 BC. These finds are the very first scientific proof that humans lived at this spot in the Early and Middle Stone Age. Up to now, very little was known about this period in particular, the Early and Middle Mesolithic, so far to the west of the Netherlands... Some 9000 years ago, the area where the North Sea and the...
  • 6,000-Year-old Skull Could Be From The World's Earliest Known Tsunami Victim

    10/30/2017 1:02:23 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 12 replies
    EurekAlert! ^ | October 25, 2017 | Field Museum
    Scientists studying the effects of tsunamis have now shed light on what could be the earliest record of a person killed in a tsunami: someone who lived 6,000 years ago in what's now Papua New Guinea in the southwest Pacific. Their skull was found in geological sediments having the distinctive hallmarks of ancient tsunami activity... The skull in question was found in 1929, buried in the ground near the small town of Aitape on the northern of Papua New Guinea, about 500 miles north of Australia... In 2014 Golitko and others went back to the exact place where this skull...
  • An 1888 Volcanic Collapse Becomes a Benchmark for Tsunami Models

    10/18/2017 9:44:56 AM PDT · by JimSEA · 12 replies
    EOS ^ | 10/10/17 | Aaron Micallef, et al
    When volcanic mountains slide into the sea, they trigger tsunamis. How big are these waves, and how far away can they do damage? Ritter Island provides some answers. Early one March morning in 1888, a 4-cubic-kilometer chunk of the Ritter Island volcano collapsed into the Bismarck Sea northeast of New Guinea. This volume of land was about twice that of the Mount St. Helens landslide in 1980, and it is the largest historically recorded tsunami-causing volcanic sector collapse. The ensuing landslide triggered a tsunami tens of meters high. The waves were still 8 meters high when they reached parts of...
  • USGS: AN EARTHQUAKE WITH A PRELIMINARY MAGNITUDE OF 8 HAS STRUCK OFF MEXICO'S SOUTHERN COAST

    09/07/2017 10:20:19 PM PDT · by advance_copy · 208 replies
    AP ^ | 9/8/2017
    MEXICO CITY (AP) -- USGS: An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 8 has struck off Mexico's southern coast.
  • Mexico earthquake: Tsunami alert as magnitude 8 tremor rattles buildings in the capital

    09/07/2017 10:23:16 PM PDT · by Drago · 32 replies
    Telegraph - UK ^ | 09/07/2017 | Chris Graham
    A very powerful earthquake has struck south Mexico, shaking buildings in the capital. The USGS said a magnitude 8 quake struck 123 km (76 miles) southwest of the town of Pijijiapan, at a depth of 33 km (21 miles). Widespread, hazardous tsunami waves were possible, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said...
  • At least 4 feared dead after tsunami in Greenland

    06/20/2017 9:51:56 AM PDT · by JimSEA · 6 replies
    CBC News ^ | 6/19/2017 | Mitch Wiles
    Four people are feared dead after tsunami waves struck the coast of Greenland on Saturday night. A 4.1 magnitude earthquake, which struck 28 kilometres north of the northwest village of Nuugaatsiaq, is believed to have partially triggered the tsunami, according to a report from Kalaallit Nunaata Radioa, the national broadcaster in Greenland. The local newspaper, Sermitsiaq, reported that the four feared dead were inside their home in Nuugaatsiaq when waves struck and swept the structure into the ocean. KNR says Nuugaatsiaq has been evacuated, adding that the waves also struck the communities of Uummannaq and Illorsuit. A helicopter and boats...
  • East Coast Tsunami Drill Set for March 22

    03/21/2017 10:21:53 AM PDT · by mware · 31 replies
    weatherboy ^ | March 20, 2017 11:28 am
    In the LANTEX17 exercise, a magnitude 8.8 earthquake in the eastern Atlantic is simulated. Located approximately 345 miles west southwest from Lisbon, Portugal and 510 miles west of the Straits of Gibraltar at 36.0ºN, 15.0ºW, the quake sends a tsunami towards the North American east coast. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the U.S. National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program (NTHMP) are providing the framework for the LANTEX17 tsunami exercise, which is being conducted to assist tsunami preparedness efforts throughout the Atlantic region. Recent earthquakes and their associated tsunamis, such as those in Samoa (2009), Haiti (2010), Chile(2010, 2015), and Japan (2011)...
  • Clintons Received Money from 'Front for the Government of Iran'

    03/26/2015 9:48:59 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 22 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 3-26-15 | Daniel Halper
    As President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry close in on a nuclear deal with Iran, it's worth remembering that the Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton Foundation received money from "a front for the government of Iran" called the Alavi Foundation. The front gave the Clintons $30,000 between April 2005 and March 2006, according to tax forms. This occurred years after law enforcement officials tied the group to Iranian radicals. “The center is funded by the New York-based Alavi Foundation, which law enforcement officials say is closely tied to the mullahs who dominate Iran,” the Washington Post reported...