Britain’s own “ATLANTIS” has been discovered off the coast after a huge settlement drowned in the sea
Britain’s own ‘Atlantis’ has been found, according to experts who recently uncovered ancient artefacts in the North Sea belonging to submerged Stone Age settlements
Experts believe they have found Britain’s own ‘Atlantis’ after evidence of two Stone Age settlements was found in the North Sea.
Two stone artifacts have been found on the banks of a submerged ancient river that may be over 10,000 years old.
It is the first time an archaeological expedition has found ancient artifacts so deep in the sea.
The stone objects were found in the North Sea near the village of Blakeney in Norfolk.
Archaeologists from the UK and Belgium worked together and traveled 25 miles north of the village to uncover the items.
Experts believe the artifacts are evidence of two settlements that once existed thousands of years ago.
Comparisons to Atlantis were made because the mythical island nation was thought to have sunk in the Atlantic Ocean.
The ancient Greeks believed that the city of Athens repelled an attack from Atlantis, which was then submerged after the fictional island fell out of favor with the gods.
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Fishermen are known to have found objects of historical significance in the North Sea, but the seabeds from which these objects came have never been studied by archaeologists.
The area near the Norfolk coast was targeted because scientists used their knowledge of what Stone Age settlements looked like on land.
The amazing finds were located when scientists took sediment samples in the area.
However, the experts also believe that they have found out why people in the Stone Age from around 6000 BC BC in the sea submerged areas were so attracted.
Before drowning, the settlements probably existed for a long period between 8200 and 7700 BC.
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Environmental evidence found at the site from pollen and other sources suggests the site was a vast landscape of land and animals.
This type of area would have been ideal for Stone Age settlers who depended on fishing and hunting for survival.
Further evidence found nearby suggests that there were resources that enabled the prehistoric people who lived there to make flint for their tools.
It is even believed that the two settlements may have been bases for the manufacture of tools.
This has been speculated because one of the artifacts found in the North Sea was a large stone hammer that would have been ideal for tool making.
The other item found was a flint two millimeters thick, which may have been cut off while making a tool.
After the significant finds, it was decided to further investigate the area for more historical treasures buried there.
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A mini submarine is sent to the bottom of the sea and collects all interesting objects.
Divers can also be sent down the 100-foot (32-meter) track to explore what the area looks like deep underwater.
When the Ice Age ended, a lot of melted ice caused sea levels to rise and it is believed that settlements were submerged by this time.
The research could reveal more about what life was like in Stone Age Britain and how our distant ancestors lived.
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