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Lost Civilization May Have Existed Beneath the Persian Gulf, Scientists find

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posted on Dec, 11 2010 @ 05:22 PM
Atlantis? Who knows? This is certainly an interesting development...

Here are some excerpts:

Veiled beneath the Persian Gulf, a once-fertile landmass may have supported some of the earliest humans outside Africa some 75,000 to 100,000 years ago, a new review of research suggests.
At its peak, the floodplain now below the Gulf would have been about the size of Great Britain, and then shrank as water began to flood the area. Then, about 8,000 years ago, the land would have been swallowed up by the Indian Ocean, the review scientist said.
The study, which is detailed in the December issue of the journal Current Anthropology, has broad implications for aspects of human history. For instance, scientists have debated over when early modern humans exited Africa, with dates as early as 125,000 years ago and as recent as 60,000 years ago (the more recent date is the currently accepted paradigm), according to study researcher Jeffrey Rose, an archaeologist at the University of Birmingham in the U.K.

Watery refuge
The Gulf Oasis would have been a shallow inland basin exposed from about 75,000 years ago until 8,000 years ago, forming the southern tip of the Fertile Crescent, according to historical sea-level records.

Wasn't 8,000 years ago around the last "great flood"?

And there's a hint of mythology here, too, Rose pointed out. "Nearly every civilization living in southern Mesopotamia has told some form of the flood myth. While the names might change, the content and structure are consistent from 2,500 B.C. to the Genesis account to the Qur'anic version," Rose said


Certainly will be an interesting story to follow...
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posted on Dec, 11 2010 @ 05:36 PM
Please direct your comments to this ongoing Thread - posted on Tue Dec 7 2010 @ 02:58 PM
Persian Gulf sites hint at prehistoric people,


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