Ancient Mediterranean seawall first known defense against sea level rise and it failed

December 18, 2019 - General

Ancient Neolithic villagers on the Carmel Coast in Israel built a seawall to protect their settlement against rising sea levels in the Mediterranean, revealing humanity’s struggle against rising oceans and flooding stretches back thousands of years.

Eastern Mediterranean and the Israeli coast: Submerged Neolithic settlements off the Carmel Coast
[Credit: John McCarthy after Galili et al. 2019]An international team of researchers from…

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