Gibralter Flood ? was Re: On oral traditions

Matthew Hill (mhhill@WATARTS.UWATERLOO.CA)
Fri, 17 May 1996 08:01:25 -0400

This is cut from a reposting of a reposting and the MS is Mike Somebody
I realize the question of authenticity in oral tradition is more
interesting than this detail.
> MS>On Tue, 14 May 1996, Gary Goodman wrote:
> MS>> Personally I think also that the Med. area Flood Myths are just perhaps
> MS>> distant echoes of when the Gilbratar dam broke and flooded what would
> MS>> have fit very well the description of Paradise, allow for thousands of
> MS>> years of oral distortion.

I would have to recheck the geological sources, but I have the strong
recollection that any blockage of the Med from the Atlantic long predates
the presence of humans in the area of the Med. Any or all of the floods
recorded in the early Mesopotamian archaeological sequence would be better

Matthew Hill (