Sunday, December 09, 2007

'Noah's flood' kick-started European farming

When money attacks... farming.

"The flood thought to be behind the Noahs Ark myth kick-started European agriculture, as per new research by the Universities of Exeter, UK and Wollongong, Australia. Reported in the journal Quaternary Science Reviews, the research paper assesses the impact of the collapse of the North American (Laurentide) Ice Sheet, 8000 years ago. The results indicate a catastrophic rise in global sea level led to the flooding of the Black Sea and drove dramatic social change across Europe. The research team argues that, in the face of rising sea levels driven by contemporary climate change, we can learn important lessons from the past."

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