Peter AIaca wrote: 4371e85f$0$52656$dbd49001@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx,
Do you have any knowledge of artifacts found that supports the theory
Atlantis = the Sea People?
Since we are dealing with a period from where our written knowledge
either is non-existent or very rare, such a theory needs artifacts
better than the late Stone Age and Bronze Age settlements down on the
North Sea's bottom where there obviously been some kind of society
living before the sealevel drastic rised. Do you have any such to put
forward for the Sea People theory?
There is no evidence for stone age settlements
on the bottom of the North Sea; only for Mesolitic
and late Paeolithic bone and antler tools on the
Dogger Bank* and some beaches.
During the Bronze Age (2800 - 4000 y BP) the
North Sea was already sea for thousands of years.
Britain was cut off from the continent between
11000 and 10000 BP and the Dogger Bank
was completely under water around 7000 BP.
* Bathymetric map of the North Sea
The Dogger Bank is the shallow part
near the centre, running SW-NE.
I found a digital copy of an old and somewhat aged,
but in this context still usefull article.
Louwe Kooijmans, L.P.,1970-'71
"Mesolithic Bone and Antler Implements from the
North Sea and from the Netherlands"
Berichten ROB 20/21: 27-73.
http://tinyurl.com/8qgj4 (PDF 2.3 mb, 47 pp)
See e.g Fig. 19 "Geographical changes in the
North Sea and the western Baltic during the
Table I. Chronology of the end of the Palaeolithic,
the Mesolithic and the beginning of the Neolithic
around the North Sea.
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