Revisiting The 6,000-Year-Old Submerged North Doggerland Culture Of Tu-lay

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Revisiting The 6,000-Year-Old Submerged North Doggerland Culture Of Tu-lay

A recent find off the northernmost coast of the British Isles, provides evidence that the extreme flooding that occurred in ancient times on a worldwide scale, also affected this region. Extraordinary archaeological discoveries have revealed how the consequences of prehistoric climate change all but wiped out a sophisticated culture years in advance of its time. An ancient stone circle, earthworks, an artificial mound, and fallen monoliths, all located on the seabed of the North Sea, offer dramatic evidence for the dreadful carnage that occurred the last time the Earth heated up.

Stonehenge Wiltshire. ( Archivist /Adobe Stock)

Around 3000 BC, the inhabitants of Great Britain and Ireland transformed rapidly into the so-called Megalithic culture, who became the builders of Stonehenge and hundreds of other stone circles unique to the British Isles. (The word ‘Britain’ refers to both the individual countries of England and Wales; ‘Great Britain’ is England, Wales, and Scotland; the ‘United Kingdom’ is Great Britain and Northern Ireland; and the ‘British Isles’ is Great Britain and all Ireland.) Across these islands monumental complexes were erected, consisting of huge stone circles surrounded by ringed ditches and embankments - called ‘henges’, from which Stonehenge gets its name - accompanied by massive artificial mounds, stone avenues, and freestanding monoliths. Such complexes were scattered throughout the countryside with smaller stone circles in between, often linked by alignments of solitary monoliths covering many miles. Yet from this era there are no written records, as writing did not come to the British Isles until the Roman invasion in the first century AD. As with so much concerning the Megalithic culture, its origins are shrouded in mystery.


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