Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Britain's Lost Atlantis?

As much as I loathe quoting the Daily Mail, it does have a very interesting article on 'Britain's Lost Atlantis.' Divers have found a lost city in the North Sea that may have been home to tens of thousands of people from 18,000 to 5,000 BC. The area, called Doggerland, stretched from Scotland to Denmark, and has been nicknamed the "heartland of Europe" until it was hit by a tsunami that destroyed the city. The discovery will lead to some fascinating details about climate change, as well as how this ancient population used to live. Exploring the remains can give us a clearer idea of what animals lived there and what the human population ate. An exhibition at the Royal Society in London chronicles the discovery, and provides answers to some of these questions.


(to be fair it does have good pictures.)

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