The Black Sea MAP seeks to further understanding of the origins of the Black Sea boundaries and how sea level change impacted early mankind. Did the waters flood into the Black Sea causing significant disruption, or was the rise one over many decades and centuries?
The expedition is the largest underwater archaeological of its kind with the purpose of mapping submerged ancient landscapes. The Project was conceived by Hans K Rausing who established the Expedition and Education Foundation to commission the project. The Foundation’s work is funded by The Julia and Hans Rausing Trust.