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|Description ||Caspian Sea High Water Tide Mark. |
Location at nearby viewpoint: N 40deg, 55 min, 50.6 sec.: E 49deg, 14 min, 8.3 sec.
At +150m relative to mean Sea Level I suspect the tide marks shown on the image to be the result of meltwater inundation from the northern glacial ice caps and date back to the end of the last ice age.
The lines are rather finely etched onto the soft hillside and may have survived weathering processes by being sheltered on the lee side of the hill, away from prevailing weather.
By extrapolating the extent of the Caspian Sea a huge area of land is affected encompassing the Caspian Sea, Aral Sea, Black Sea and much of low lying Eurasian territories. Mankind must have been greatly affected by this event making this event a prime candidate for the Biblical Noah’s flood.
The tideline confirms the theory of a Holocene outflow of meltwater from the Black Sea to the Mediterranean, rather than a direct incursion of sea water into the Black Sea as a result of global sea level rise.
Previous estimates of the increase in Caspian Sea level height are between + 20 and 30 m msl.
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