Scientists from Greece and Switzerland will take part in the PlanetSolar 2014 expedition in the Argolic Gulf , Greece in an effort to discover the most ancient submerged village in Europe.
This new expedition called TerraSubmersa is organized by the Laténium in Neuchâtel, Switzerland, the Greek Ephorate of Underwater Antiquities, the Swiss School of Archaeology in Greece and the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research. It aims to explore the prehistoric landscapes submerged in the Argolic Gulf in Greece, in an attempt to find traces of human activity.
If the scientists’ theory is correct and leads to a discovery of ancient civilization undersea, this would lead to the suggestion that Greece played a key role in the rise of the Neolithic way of life as it spread from the Middle East to Europe.
According to researchers, the Franchthi cave on the northern shore of Kiladha bay (Argolic Gulf) was occupied for some 35,000 years, from the Palaeolithic to the Neolithic ages.
The MS Tûranor PlanetSolar made in Germany in 2010 is the largest solar-powered catamaran in the world that scientists will use for their undersea research.
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