Study Rewrites History of Ancient Land Bridge Between Britain and Europe
“As recently as 20,000 years ago—not long in geological terms—Britain was not, in fact, an island. Instead, the terrain that became the British Isles was linked to mainland Europe by Doggerland, a tract of now-submerged territory where early Mesolithic hunter-gatherers lived, settled and traveled.”
Doggerland was an area of land, now submerged beneath the North Sea, that connected Britain to continental Europe. It was flooded by rising sea levels around 6500–6200 BCE. The flooded land is known as the Dogger Littoral. Geological surveys have suggested that it stretched from what is now the east coast of Great Britain to what are now the Netherlands, the western coast of Germany and the Danish peninsula of Jutland. It was probably a rich habitat with human habitation in the Mesolithic period, although rising sea levels gradually reduced it to low-lying islands before its final submergence, possibly following a tsunami caused by the Storegga Slide. Doggerland was named after the Dogger Bank, which in turn was named after 17th-century Dutch fishing boats called doggers.
Doggerland is a submerged landmass located in the southern North Sea that was once a part of the European continent. The area was once a vast low-lying landmass that connected what is now the United Kingdom to mainland Europe.
During the last Ice Age, which ended around 10,000 years ago, sea levels were much lower, and the area of the North Sea that is now underwater was dry land. Doggerland was inhabited by ancient human populations who lived in the area until it was gradually flooded by rising sea levels and coastal erosion.
Today, Doggerland is underwater, and its submerged landscape is of interest to archaeologists, geologists, and environmental scientists, who study its former environment and the animals and humans that once inhabited the area. The study of Doggerland provides a unique insight into the environmental and social changes that occurred during the last Ice Age and the transition to the present-day world.
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Doggerland: Lost ‘Atlantis’ of the North Sea gives up its ancient secrets
“The idea of a “lost Atlantis” under the North Sea connecting Britain by land to continental Europe had been imagined by HG Wells in the late 19th century, with evidence of human inhabitation of the forgotten world following in 1931 when the trawler Colinda dredged up a lump of peat containing a spear point.”
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Hunting for DNA in Doggerland, an Ancient Land Beneath the North Sea
Eight thousand years ago climate change and rising sea levels inundated the country of Doggerland. Now archaeologists are mapping its terrain—and its DNA.
In 1931 a fishing boat trawling the North Sea hauled in a spear point along with its catch. The sharpened piece of antler with barbs carved into one sides was almost 14,000 years old—a remnant of a place called Doggerland, underwater since the end of an ice age raised sea levels.
Today, researchers are embarking on an ambitious project to fully explore Doggerland—using DNA, seafloor sediment, and survey data from oil and gas companies.
This kind of research used to seem impossible. Vincent Gaffney, an archaeologist at the University of Bradford, used to tell students it was a landscape researchers could do nothing with. But in 2001, he started to wonder if data from energy companies could make a map
The moment Britain became an island
Ancient Britain was a peninsula until a tsunami flooded its land-links to Europe some 8,000 years ago. Did that wave help shape the national character?
The coastline and landscape of what would become modern Britain began to emerge at the end of the last Ice Age around 10,000 years ago.
What had been a cold, dry tundra on the north-western edge of Europe grew warmer and wetter as the ice caps melted. The Irish Sea, North Sea and the Channel were all dry land, albeit land slowly being submerged as sea levels rose.
But it wasn’t until 6,100BC that Britain broke free of mainland Europe for good, during the Mesolithic period – the Middle Stone Age.
This is fascinating on so many levels
and has a lot of very interesting possibilities
it does add to your knowledge
To sum it it
It is a lost land we know a little about
It needs exploration not exploitation