Doggerland, the fertile paradise that joined UK to Europe, emerges from sea bed

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Post by phildidge on Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:31 pm

It is a discovery that might prove too upsetting for remainers: Doggerland, which connected Britain to the rest of Europe, was an economic powerhouse and a wonderfully bucolic land.

Scientists have extracted ancient DNA from beneath the sea bed to identify the plants and animals that once inhabited the region. It suggests that Doggerland was perhaps the most fertile land in north Europe.

“We are finding 8,000-year-old DNA from trees like oak, birch and lime, and flowering plants in the buttercup, daisy and lily families,” said Professor Robin Allaby, an evolutionary geneticist who will reveal more at this week’s British Science Festival at Warwick University.

“The picture that emerges is of a warm and pleasant land with meadows, woods, water, with lots of game and fish to hunt. It was so rich that there would have been whole settlements of hunter-gatherers living on fish and hunting animals like boar or aurochs — huge primitive cattle up to 15ft high.”


https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/doggerland-the-fertile-paradise-that-joined-uk-to-europe-emerges-from-sea-bed-t5t389ktl

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Post by nicko on Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:25 pm

Is that area what they now call Dogger Bank Didge ?
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Post by Ben Reilly on Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:23 pm

Why would this upset remainers?

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Post by phildidge on Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:57 pm

nicko wrote:Is that area what they now call Dogger Bank Didge ?

Not sure mate to be honest

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