Gonzo speculation: Flood == Mediterranean basin?

Mike Van Pelt (mvp@netcom.com)
Sun, 12 Jan 1997 23:27:33 -0800 (PST)

Much of this list is far more specialized than I'm used to, but
it's quite fascinating... I was especially interested in the
information about clothing, tool-using, village-building, and
art by H. erectus and H. habilis. I've long been pretty well
convinced that Neandertals were entirely human in all respects,
but Homo other than sapiens, still seemed up in the air to me.
This information seems to (maybe) answer the question "human".

And if theologically human goes that far back...

I recall reading some time ago about evidence that the Strait
of Gibralter has opened and closed several times in the past,
sometimes closing long enough for the Mediterranean basin to
mostly or completely dry up. Unfortunately, I don't recall how
long ago the last of these episodes was. Perhaps remains of the
civilization that "needed killin'" are below the current sea level
in the Mediterranean basin.

Mike Van Pelt         "You can fool too many of the people too
mvp@netcom.com         much of the time."   --   James Thurber