In the ancient city of Nippur a tablet was excavated, which recounts the Sumerian version of the Great Deluge.  This tablet contains a total of six columns of writing composed around the time of Hammurabi relying upon material, which is considerably older. In the first two columns of the tablet, there is a brief account of the founding of five cities, which they claim to have been also prediluvian cities, including Shurippak, which, according to the Sumerians, was the city, in which Utnapishtim (Noah) dwelt.
 This Shurippak is presently known as Shuruppak, and is one of the oldest cities of the ancient people of southern Babylonia, some eighteen miles northwest of Uruk.
Here, in this tablet, there is an actual account of cities, which were in existence, when the world was one landmass, prior the Great Flood.  All the inhabitants of the world were one race and all spoke the same language. These were the ancestors of all the different nations, which comprise our present world. But, they were not the ignorant cavemen, which evolutionists would have us believe. These were highly sophisticated men with elaborate cities and advanced engineering knowledge in the art of building.
these early Sumerians that inhabited the southern alluvial plain, which is created by the mighty Tigris and Euphrates Rivers were probably the first postdiluvian settlers to arrive in this area and these date as far back as the fourth Millennium BC.

What is the Sumerian King List?
The Sumerian King List is an ancient list of Mesopotamian rulers: their names, their seat of power and the length of their reigns. The list as we have it today is actually a critical reconstruction of nearly 20 ancient fragments published in 1939 by the renowned Danish, Sumerologist Thorkild Jacobson.

The list is of special interest to the biblical archaeological community, particularly because of its antediluvian (pre-flood) portion. The list of pre-flood kings is interesting for two reasons. First, because it mentions an antediluvian civilization and a cataclysmic deluge, and second, because the pre-flood kings have really long life-spans (as is evidenced by their really long reigns). After the flood, the life-spans drop dramatically but remain inordinately long for a time. The length of monarchial reigns gradually decreases until they reflect ordinary life-spans.