Professor Jon Adams and his team of scientists are on a four-year mission to understand how mankind evolved on a coastline long since swallowed by the rising waves of the Black Sea. Once a lake, its surface was as much as one hundred metres below its level today. The expedition wants to settle a fierce argument that has divided scientific opinion – how the Black Sea flooded. Was it gradually over thousands of years or a cataclysmic event that overwhelmed our ancestors? Surveying the distant seabed with hi-tech submersible robots, Adams hunts down clues hidden within the sediments and makes astonishing discoveries. Wrecks, near perfectly preserved, revealed for the first time since they sank sometimes more than a thousand years ago.
This quest will bring extraordinary science and a vibrant new history to international audiences young and old.