Colour Map of Europe from 16,000 B.C. Until Today…



  1. I find this sort of thing fascinating – it’s long been an interest of mine to collect maps showing older coastlines before the post-glacial sea level rise(s). New Zealand had much the same transformation: at the height of the glaciation, the North and South islands were one, and what is now the Taranaki Bight was a wide rolling land filled with forests. The reality of Doggerland, I think, was also the subject of a Stephen Baxter novel(s). You can imagine the issues Britain would have faced had Doggerland still existed today – there would have been nothing, in the sixteenth century, to stop the Spanish simply marching into London from their Dutch possessions; and the likely outcome in 1940 doesn’t bear thinking about.

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