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Holocene Sea Level Changes at the Coast of Dor, Southeast Mediterranean

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Science  16 Nov 1984:
Vol. 226, Issue 4676, pp. 831-832
DOI: 10.1126/science.226.4676.831

Abstract

Geological, geomorphological, and archeological data of changes in sea level during the Holocene at the Mediterranean coast of Dor provide a eustatic curve of the region. This curve shows that sea level was approximately 2 meters below the present level 4000 years ago, rose to 1 meter below the present level 3000 years ago, and was 1 meter higher than the present level 1500 years ago. It then dropped to 1 meter below the present level about 800 years ago.