> From: Glenn R. Morton[SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: June 24, 1998 6:08 AM
> To: Dick Fischer; email@example.com
> Subject: Re: Sumer under water?
> At 12:10 AM 6/24/98 -0400, Dick Fischer wrote:
> >Glenn wrote:
> >>Last night I mentioned that present rates of progradation of the
> >>Tigris and Euphrates rivers would imply that in 4800 BC the
> >>Persian Gulf would have been just shy of 300 miles inland of the
> >>present shoreline.
> >I must admit I have not studied the history of ancient Sumer before
> >there were people living there. I do know the rationale for
> >settling the region was because the soil was rich and suitable for
> >growing crops. But not being a geologist I really don't know.
> >What is soil like that has been covered by salt water right up to
> >the time settlers arrive?
> Salt, being highly soluble in freshwater. Given a few years worth of
> and the salt will be removed and the soil then OK for farming. Look at the
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