8,500-Year-Old Lost Civilization Doggerland Discovered At Bottom Of North Sea

Millennia ago, it was the heart of the continent, until sea levels rose, giving us the Europe we know today. A preview of how New York City will be spoken of when it is newly uncovered ten thousand years from now. The Daily Mail reports:

‘Britain’s Atlantis’ – a hidden underwater world swallowed by the North Sea – has been discovered by divers working with science teams from the University of St Andrews. Doggerland, a huge area of dry land that stretched from Scotland to Denmark was slowly submerged by water between 18,000 BC and 5,500 BC.

Divers from oil companies have found remains of a ‘drowned world’ with a population of tens of thousands – which might once have been the ‘real heartland’ of Europe. A team of climatologists, archaeologists and geophysicists has now mapped the area using new data from oil companies – and revealed the full extent of a ‘lost land’ once roamed by mammoths.

Dr Bates, a geophysicist, said: “Doggerland was the real heartland of Europe until sea levels rose to give us the UK coastline of today. We have speculated for years on the lost land’s existence from bones dredged by fishermen all over the North Sea, but it’s only since working with oil companies in the last few years that we have been able to re-create what this lost land looked like.”

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  • charlieprimero

    See?  Global Warming is why we can’t have nice things.

    This magical “heartland” proves it.

    Now give me indulgence money you carbon producing sinner.

  • http://buzzcoastin.posterous.com BuzzCoastin

    fascinating
    Plato’s stories of Atlantis likely refer to that prehistoric time
    however, any idiot can kick open Google Earth and see
    that all major land areas have buried coastlines that obviously supported life
    prior to the rising of the oceans at the end of the Paleolithic era

    WTF!?!?
    i forgot where i was typing
    Baba Bouy! Baba Bouy!

    • Brandon Taylor

      #POWERFUL BuzzCoastin

  • http://twitter.com/T_Cogo Anthony Cogo

    This reminds me of those maps from hundreds of years ago that always showed an island in this spot.  Google ”
    Nova totius Terrarum Orbis geographica ac hydrographica tabula” and you’ll see it.  The island is called “Brafil”

    • Calypso_1

      Brafil is shown off the southwest coast of Ireland not in the North Sea.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/CQJ7IUON4SONFZE5EYNDVNTADM Jose

    Calling it “Dogger” Land, shows us how sexually liberated those Brits are.

    • http://www.ContraControl.com/ Zenc

      In my mind, the perfect joke is one that only a few people get. 

  • contemplative

     Know, O prince, that between the years when the oceans drank Atlantis
    and the gleaming cities, and the years of the rise of the Sons of Aryas,
    there was an Age undreamed of, when shining kingdoms lay spread across
    the world like blue mantles beneath the stars

  • http://www.abicana.com/shop2.htm Knut Holt

    There were many such lands during the ice age, and some of them might have hosted a more developed culture than we usually imagine, so the myth of Atlantis may well be a memory of something real.