Britain’s Atlantis –now beneath the North Sea– connected Great Britain to mainland Europe during and after the last Ice Age. This huge undersea world was swallowed by the ocean thousands of years ago. Researchers have found that numerous cultures inhabited the region before cataclysmic water levels devoured the area.
Doggerland was an extensive area of land that is not located beneath the North Sea. This massive area of land once connected Great Britain to mainland Europe. According to a number of geological surveys, Doggerland stretched all the way from Britain’s eastern coast to modern-day Netherlands and western coasts of Germany.
Archaeologists believe that there are countless artifacts at the bottom of the sea that need to be recovered in order to help them reconstruct what happened over 7,000 years ago. So far, vessels have brought to the surface remains of mammoth, lion and other land animals and a number of prehistoric tools and weapons.
The area of land inhabited by ancient people was flooded by rising sea levels sometime around 18,000 and 5,500 BCE. Archaeologists believe that the area was a rich habitat for ancient human habitation during the Mesolithic Period.
Archaeologists refer to it as the real heartland of Europe. It was discovered by a team of researchers that include; climatologists, archaeologists, and geophysicists, who mapped Doggerland using new data provided by oil companies.
Divers belonging to the oil companies were those who are responsible for making this incredible finding. Researchers believe that this ancient land was once roamed by mammoths and vast human populations. Its the real Atlantis.
Researchers have speculated of its existence for several years from bones dredged by fisherman in the area of the North Sea.
Recently, British scientists have started using 4D technology to explore this vast area of land, in order to understand how it looked like before it was devoured by rising sea levels over 7,000 years ago. 4D technology will allow researchers to find out more not only about the land but about territories, colonies, and cultures dating back thousands of years.
Archaeologists believe the area spanned over 150,000 square kilometers and was inhabited by numerous prehistoric cultures.
This discovery is as close to Atlantis as it can get. Researchers have been able to precisely understand the type of vegetation that grew in the region, as well as what animals roamed Doggerland. Several artifacts have been recovered during numerous diving expeditions; researchers have learned a great amount of information about the lifestyle and behavior of the inhabitants of Doggerland, and further exploration of the area will surely yield a wealth of information that will help scientists reconstruct this vast, ‘lost’ undersea world