posted on Jul, 3 2012 @ 05:44 PM
There was a great Time Team episode which i would encourage any people interested in this to watch:
which talked about this kind of area and how the fisherman who trawl the bottom bring up various fascinating things like Neanderthal/Mesolithic bones,
but i find it fascinating that they have evidence to show the amazing types of animals we used to have in these areas, all the types of animal you
would think of being in Africa today.
"interest intensified in 1931 when a commercial trawler operating near the sandbank and shipping hazard known as the Dogger Bank (from dogge, an old
Dutch word for fishing boat), dragged up an elegant, barbed antler point that dated to a time when the area was a tundra. Later vessels have dragged
up mammoth and lion remains"
Just think, on land connecting the UK to Holland and other parts of Europe we had these types of animals, along with Rhinos and other amazing animals
that have long since disappeared from our area.
14mins 10secs into part 1 is a great section, they have bones from lions,wolly mammoths,sabre tooth cats (very rare), hyenas,hippos,elephants so many
The #1 thing on my list if i ever become a billionaire is to try and design a way to put a huge dome over a large area of the bottom of the sea,secure
it, drain all the water out and try to create a great environment to let us actually go down there and excavate the land in peace. The finds would be
amazing i'm sure, genuine untouched archaeology
edit on 3-7-2012 by Equ1nox because: (no reason given)