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  • STONE AGE ATLANTIS

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Melting ice - rising seas - a huge tsunami wave heads for the coast.  These are not headlines from today; they are stories from our prehistoric past. In Stone Age times - Northern Europe was a wonderful place to live where people pioneered a new, advanced, culture.  But these were also times of frantic climate change when the seas were rising; drowning the land.  See the story of a lost world in Stone Age Atlantis.

Today, we worry about the effects of global warming, but humans have lived though eras of extreme climate change before. During the Middle Stone Age, the world's seas were rising far more rapidly than today. In Northern Europe, an area the size of California disappeared under the waves.  This programme features the archaeologists who are now reconstructing this lost land and have given it a name - Doggerland.

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