Not many outside of the UK and not many inside for that matter have even heard of Englands own Atlantis. Doggerland as it is known was lost during the last great ice age approximately ten to six thousand years ago. Now with accoustic geophysical instruments a map has been made after an extensive 15 year survey project carried out on the sea.
Doggerland is underwater but with boats equipped with acoustics scientists can plot out remnants of civilizations past and scuba divers have been sent in to investigate possible ancient civilizations lost for thousands of years. Check out the pics and check out the links posted, lots of info to come in the days as more gets released.
It was believed to have been home to tens of thousands of people before it disappeared underwater.
The 15-year-project has involved St Andrews, Dundee and Aberdeen universities.
The story behind Doggerland, a land that was slowly submerged by water between 18,000 BC and 5,500 BC, has been organised by Dr Richard Bates at St Andrews University.
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 now been able to model its flora and fauna, build up a picture of the ancient people that lived there and begin to understand some of the dramatic events that subsequently changed the land, including the sea rising and a devastating tsunami.”
source : http://www.bbc.co.uk/
more sources : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doggerland