Molluscs Help Determine Date of Noah's Flood

A recent re-analysis of radiocarbon dating of freshwater molluscs and seashells found in the Black Sea area puts the date of Noah's flood at around around 6,300 BC. This date is more precise than the former 5,600 BC and 7,600 BC dates.

Prof Chris Turney, of Exeter University, the lead author of the paper in the journal Quaternary Science Reviews, said: "As these communities moved west, they would have taken farming with them across Europe. It was a revolutionary time."

I'm particularly interested in Noah's flood and have visited Mt. Ararat in eastern Turkey right on the Iranian border and even walked on what many believe to be the remants of Noah's ark. The area is rich in relics which possibly relate to the ark. While visiting an ancient grave which had been looted I found a human hip bone that was left behind. I also enjoyed the natural mineral water springs. A highlight was drinking tea under apricot trees with local Kurdish residents.

There is much research done on the effects of Noah's flood on the Black Sea area. The Black Sea, by the way, does have beautiful black sand.

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