The Search for England’s Underwater City

In the depths of the English Channel lies a lost city that has been submerged for over 8,000 years. It is known as Doggerland. One maritime archaeologist , Garry Momber, has spent two decades exploring these waters to uncover its secrets.

The English Channel is notoriously difficult to navigate, with cold water and powerful tides creating treacherous conditions for divers.

However, Momber’s meticulous preparations have paid off, revealing that Doggerland is a treasure trove of ancient wood that has survived underwater for millennia.

These preserved hunter-gatherer landscapes offer a rare glimpse into life from another age, and composite structures like these are of international significance. The discovery of what is believed to be the oldest boat building site in the world adds to the intrigue of this remarkable find.

Marine archaeologists have published stunning images of what they think is an 8000-year-old shipyard located just off the coast of England. They have just found a large number of timber boards that may have once been a platform on the seafloor.

Researchers believe that the submerged structure may provide new insights into Stone Age technology and society. The find was made by divers from the Maritime Archaeology Trust.

They made the discovery at the submerged Mesolithic landscape at Bouldnor Cliff, [which] lies on the edge of the drowned palaeo-valley and is now 11m underwater according to the  Maritime Archaeology Trust . This location is now located half a mile (1km) east of Yarmouth on the Isle of Wight.

Divers have been exploring this area since the 1980’s when a drowned Stone Age forest was uncovered. In the 1990’s, many worked flints were found, there. In 2005, a great number of worked timber boards were found jutting out of the water. The Conservation zone is located some 36 feet or 11 m below the surface.

Ancient Origins / Crickey Conservation Society.

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