Photo of the Week: Surfacing Selfie


From left, Mosheko Behar of the University of Haifa, archaeologist Tom Levy and paleo-oceanographer Richard Norris of the UC San Diego's Scripps Center for Marine Archaeology, and Christian McDonald, dive officer at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego, pause for a self-portrait during a July test dive near the Red Sea city of Eilat in Israel. The scientists surveyed locations in Israel and Greece of now-submerged habitations to understand how forces ranging from subsidence to sea-level rise influenced civilization during the Neolithic period which ended roughly in 2000 BC.

The team plans to continue archaeological surveys and excavations in the Mediterranean Sea in 2019.

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