Drowned and deserted: A submerged prehistoric landscape in the Solent, England

  • Momber G
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Abstract

A submerged landscape containing worked flint tools has been found at-11m OD in the western Solent. This paper reviews coastal sites in northern Europe and suggests that many similar sites should exist around the coast of southern England; as a result of isostatic shifts and eustatic fluctuations many coastal sites of the Mesolithic will now be submerged. A need has been identified to locate, protect and record submerged sites before they are lost to erosion or development, for which outline proposals are suggested. © 2000 The Nautical Archaeology Society.

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  • Holocene
  • Lithics
  • Mesolithic
  • Sea-level
  • Solent

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  • Garry Momber

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