Global warming in the past submerged Stone Age sites through sea-level rise

One of the most drastic effects predicted by climate change is a rise in sea level that will submerge many coastal cities. But this is not a new phenomenon. Around 10,000 years ago, Stone Age (mesolithic) settlements in northern Europe were often located around the shores of lakes, lagoons, and seas. The subsequent rise in sea level submerged many of these sites, leaving a gap in the archaeological record. New technology, however, has allowed researchers from Swedish University to map a submerged Stone Age site.

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Underwater Stone Age Settlement Mapped Out

By Lund University

November 14, 2016

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