A vast area of land covering what is now the North Sea has been revealed following a 15-year project.
Known as Doggerland, the huge stretch of land was inhabited by large numbers of people before it was swallowed up by the sea between 18,000 BC and 5,500 BC. Researchers from several universities have been working to recreate what it might have been like by piecing together artifacts recovered from the region.
"Doggerland was the real heartland of Europe until sea levels rose to give us the UK coastline of today," said Dr Richard Bates. "We have speculated for years on the lost land's existence from bones dredged by fishermen all over the North Sea, but it's only since working with oil companies in the last few years that we have been able to re-create what this lost land looked like."
"A huge area of land which was swallowed up into the North Sea thousands of years ago has been recreated and put on display by scientists."
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