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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP09 Jul 2018 10:24 p.m. PST

"China's historiographical traditions tell of the successful control of a Great Flood leading to the establishment of the Xia dynasty and the beginning of civilization. However, the historicity of the flood and Xia remain controversial. Here, we reconstruct an earthquake-induced landslide dam outburst flood on the Yellow River about 1920 BCE that ranks as one of the largest freshwater floods of the Holocene and could account for the Great Flood.

This would place the beginning of Xia at ~1900 BCE, several centuries later than traditionally thought. This date coincides with the major transition from the Neolithic to Bronze Age in the Yellow River valley and supports hypotheses that the primary state-level society of the Erlitou culture is an archaeological manifestation of the Xia dynasty…."
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Cacique Caribe10 Jul 2018 4:36 a.m. PST

1900 BCE? Must be man-made Global Warming!


Oops, sorry. That should read "Climate Change".

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP10 Jul 2018 10:56 a.m. PST



bsrlee11 Jul 2018 3:58 a.m. PST

Paywall to the actual article with all the information :-(

Bowman27 Jul 2018 5:39 p.m. PST

Hey Dan, no Doggerland chant?

On a serious front, it seems there are some problems with the Wu, et al paper.

"We argue that the physical evidence is unreliable and their arguments are unconvincing."


And wouldn't the Babylonian and Mesopotamian flood myths been a better source for the Biblical rendition? China is a bit far for Bronze Age shepherds, isn't it?

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