Lost world warning from North Sea

From the Beeb: Lost world warning from North Sea.

Archaeologists are uncovering a huge prehistoric "lost country" hidden below the North Sea.

This lost landscape, where hunter gatherer communities once lived, was swallowed by rising water levels at the end of the last ice age.

University of Birmingham researchers are heralding "stunning" findings as they map the “best-preserved prehistoric landscape in Europe”.

This large plain had disappeared below the water more than 8,000 years ago.

Scientists at the University of Birmingham have been using oil exploration technology to build a map of the once-inhabited area that now lies below the North Sea – stretching from the east coast of Britain up to the Shetland Islands and across to Scandinavia. [continue]