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Monday, February 14, 2011

Britain wasn't always an island - it was once part of Northwest Europe...

An image of the area known as Doggerland which...Image via Wikipedia
Satellite view of Northwest Europe - showing Britain as an Island (the land that once joined Britain to the rest of Europe has been destroyed by a tsunami) See image below: To th right - Doggerland

Melting ice, rising seas and a huge tsunami heads for the coast. These are not headlines from the twenty first century. But they are stories from prehistory. Today, we worry about the effects of global warming, but humans have lived though eras of extreme climate change before. During the Middle Stone Age, the world's seas were rising far more rapidly than today.

Today on Discovery Enterprise we present the story of a vanished kingdom - a Stone Age Atlantis.

In Stone Age times Northern Europe was a wonderful place to live where people pioneered a new advanced culture. But these were also times of frenzied climate change when the seas were rising and drowning huge swards of land.

In today’s video feature we investigate the story of a lost world of the Stone Age. In Northern Europe, an area the size of California disappeared under the waves. This documentary features the archaeologists who are now reconstructing this lost land and have given it a name - Doggerland.

Stoneage Atlantis

Acknowledgements:  Discovery Enterprise

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At February 15, 2011 at 11:22 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I never learnt about this in history class, I'll be pestering my teachers for answers now! Thanks for this.

At February 16, 2011 at 7:25 PM , Blogger Unknown said...

You get stuck into those teachers now!

At February 21, 2011 at 10:48 PM , Anonymous Multibrand said...

Hi Peter,
During the Ice Age many of the world's present islands were part of the continental land.

At February 24, 2011 at 3:14 PM , Blogger Unknown said...

The southern land was Gonwanaland or Gonwandaland. There was another in the north.



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