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    Anyone follow this expedition ?

    British and Belgian scientists are exploring the sea bed off Norfolk hoping to find evidence that Stone Age people lived there when it was still dry land.
    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-43711762

    Somewhat overdue imho, but this could have far reaching consequences for our understanding of "pre-historic " times in NW Europe if successful.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doggerland

    Doggerland was an area now beneath the southern North Sea that connected Great Britain to continental Europe during and after the last glacial period. It was flooded by rising sea levels around 6,500–6,200 BC. Geological surveys have suggested that it stretched from Britain's east coast to the Netherlands and the western coasts of Germany and the peninsula of Jutland.[1] It was probably a rich habitat with human habitation in the Mesolithic period,[2] although rising sea levels gradually reduced it to low-lying islands before its final submergence, possibly following a tsunami caused by the Storegga Slide.[3]
    Press release from Ghent University on the expedition, some interesting links towards the bottom,

    http://www.belspo.be/belspo/organisa...ownBank_nl.pdf
    Last edited by Snowygerry; 18 Apr 18, 04:21.
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    No, I read an article or two about Doggerland in the newspaper half a year ago, but that's it.
    BoRG

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Snowygerry View Post
      Anyone follow this expedition ?



      http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-43711762

      Somewhat overdue imho, but this could have far reaching consequences for our understanding of "pre-historic " times in NW Europe if successful.

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doggerland



      Press release from Ghent University on the expedition, some interesting links towards the bottom,

      http://www.belspo.be/belspo/organisa...ownBank_nl.pdf
      Shouldn't be very hard to find. The Dogger Banks - the alleged remains - are well known.
      Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Who is watching the watchers?

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      • #4
        Remember first reading about Doggerland a few years back. Covers quite a bit more than Dogger Bank which in itself is not that small
        Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe (H G Wells)
        Mit der Dummheit kaempfen Goetter selbst vergebens (Friedrich von Schiller)

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        • #5
          Nor are they looking for Doggerland as such, but I needed a somewhat catchy title

          Geologists apparently have managed to track what would have been rivers towards what was a lake, and have localized areas which they expect would have been heavily populated.

          The expedition will put theory to the test.

          What fascinates me is how, in an age when we're looking at the stars for exploration, there may be this entire sunken world of which we know very little - just around the corner..
          High Admiral Snowy, Commander In Chief of the Naval Forces of The Phoenix Confederation.
          Major Atticus Finch - ACW Rainbow Co.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Snowygerry View Post
            Nor are they looking for Doggerland as such, but I needed a somewhat catchy title

            Geologists apparently have managed to track what would have been rivers towards what was a lake, and have localized areas which they expect would have been heavily populated.

            The expedition will put theory to the test.

            What fascinates me is how, in an age when we're looking at the stars for exploration, there may be this entire sunken world of which we know very little - just around the corner..
            And far more accessible than the stars.
            Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Who is watching the watchers?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Mountain Man View Post
              And far more accessible than the stars.
              Not that much and in any case looking at the stars may tell us if we are alone in the universe but looking at th sea bed will not.
              Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe (H G Wells)
              Mit der Dummheit kaempfen Goetter selbst vergebens (Friedrich von Schiller)

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Snowygerry View Post
                Nor are they looking for Doggerland as such, but I needed a somewhat catchy title

                Geologists apparently have managed to track what would have been rivers towards what was a lake, and have localized areas which they expect would have been heavily populated.

                The expedition will put theory to the test.

                What fascinates me is how, in an age when we're looking at the stars for exploration, there may be this entire sunken world of which we know very little - just around the corner..
                But how much evidence of that population is going to be left after eight thousand years under water? Unless they built substantial rock structures you're not going to find much.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by phil74501 View Post
                  But how much evidence of that population is going to be left after eight thousand years under water? Unless they built substantial rock structures you're not going to find much.
                  Saw a documentary on Diggerland a few years ago. Various stone and animal bone tools have been found over the years.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by phil74501 View Post
                    But how much evidence of that population is going to be left after eight thousand years under water? Unless they built substantial rock structures you're not going to find much.
                    I don't think they expect to find much on the seabed itself, rather they're looking to collect soil samples,

                    From the press release above :

                    In the second phase, the team will collect sediment samples in these promising areas. By analyzing these, the landscape, the environmental conditions and the potential for human habitation before the North Sea flood can be better understood.
                    High Admiral Snowy, Commander In Chief of the Naval Forces of The Phoenix Confederation.
                    Major Atticus Finch - ACW Rainbow Co.

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                    • #11
                      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4P9wQj6qX2I

                      There was a time team episode on this a few years ago.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Snowygerry View Post
                        I don't think they expect to find much on the seabed itself, rather they're looking to collect soil samples,

                        From the press release above :
                        Various relics have been found in fishing nets.

                        http://www.thevintagenews.com/2018/0...-doggerland-2/
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                        • #13
                          Thanks for those links. I'll have to watch the youtube video tonight.

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