Britain’s own ‘ATLANTIS’ discovered offshore after vast colony drowned under sea

According to experts who recently discovered ancient artifacts in the North Sea that belonged to Stone Age settlements submerged underwater, Britain’s Atlantis has been discovered.

Two Stone Age settlements have been discovered in the North Sea near Blakeney in Norfolk

Experts believe they have located Britain’s own ‘Atlantis’ after evidence of two Stone Age settlements was found in the North Sea.

Two stone objects have been found on the banks of an ancient submerged river that may be over 10,000 years old.

This is the first time an archaeological expedition has found ancient artifacts so deep in the sea.

The stone objects were found in the North Sea near the village of Blakeney in Norfolk.

Archaeologists from the UK and Belgium worked together and traveled 25 miles north of the village to uncover the objects.

Experts believe the artifacts are evidence of two settlements that existed thousands of years ago.

Comparisons to Atlantis have been made because the mythical island state was believed to have sunk in the Atlantic Ocean.

The ancient Greeks believed that the city of Athens repelled an attack from Atlantis which was later overwhelmed after the fictional island fell out of favor with the gods.







Sediment samples taken from the North Sea have revealed prehistoric stone artifacts
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Fishermen in the North Sea are known to find objects of historical significance, but the seabed from which these objects come has never been assessed by archaeologists.

The area near the Norfolk coast was targeted because scientists used their knowledge of what Stone Age settlements looked like when they were on land.

The startling finds were located when scientists took sediment samples from the area.

However, experts also believe they may have discovered why Stone Age humans were so drawn to areas that were submerged in the sea around 6000 BC.

Before drowning, the settlements probably existed for a long time between 8200 and 7700 BC.







The two submerged settlements in the North Sea are believed to date from the Stone Age
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Environmental evidence found at the site from pollen and other sources suggests that the location was a huge landscape of land and animals.

This type of area would have been ideal for Stone Age settlers who relied on fishing and hunting for survival.

Other evidence found nearby suggests that there were resources that allowed the prehistoric peoples who lived there to make flint for their tools.

It is even thought that the two colonies may have been bases for the manufacture of tools.

This has been speculated because one of the artifacts found in the North Sea was a large stone hammer that would have been ideal for tool making.

The other object found was a two-millimetre-thick flint shard that was said to have been cut during the manufacture of a tool.

After the significant finds, it was decided to further investigate the area for any other historical treasures buried there.







A simulated image of the layout of Britain’s ‘Atlantis’ shows what the colonies might have looked like
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A mini submarine will be sent to the bottom of the sea and collect all interesting items.

Divers can also be sent the 32 meter distance to explore what the area is like underwater.

At the end of the Ice Age, much of the ice melted causing sea levels to rise and it is believed that this is when the settlements were submerged under water.

Surveys could reveal more about life in Stone Age Britain and how our distant ancestors lived.

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