- This is a recent, respectable link on the Black Sea flood.It gibes with everything I've read so far.The more I get into this, the more I think all bets are off. The history of the European Neolithic has to be completely re-thought and re-written.From what we can reconstruct of IE mythology, it seems they did NOT have a flood-myth. The lack of oceanic/seafaring terms has long been pointed to as making them an inland people. If they had experienced the Black Sea flood, and had been refugees from it, or even if they had been somewhat to the north of it, some whisper should have survived, but there is nothing.Linearbandkeramik keeps looking better to me. I wonder what Gimbutas would have thought.Mark.