Yesterday I wrote about 3 lost lands around our world and I had so much fun learning about them that I decided to write more! So today I will be sharing with you guys three more lost lands I have learned about and where you can see them in our waters.
This submerged land actually connects the US State of Alaska to Russia's very end! At times in our ancient past, it would create a land bridge between the two areas with a width total of approximately 1,600km. Throughout time though, the lands have been collapsing and there are few islands that can be seen today(around 6). It is believed that a small human population of a few thousand arrived in Beringia from east Siberian lands sometime during the Last Glacial Maximum before entering the American soils sometime after 16,500 years before today. This would have happened as the American glaciers blocking the way southbound were disappearing.
Doggerland would have been found in the North Sea, connecting Britain to Continental Europe! Around 6500-6200 BCE it was flooded by rising sea levels and was then known as Dogger Littoral. About 450,000 years ago, an ice sheet filled most of the North Sea with a large lake in the southern part which was channeled in from the Rhine, the Scheldt, and the Thames.
Dethawing after the Last Ice Age, it became prime fishing and hunting grounds for gatherers in the Mesolithic period. Speculation about a tsunami taking the last of this land lingers in scientists' minds today regarding the knowledge of the Storegga Tsunami and the time placements. In recent years, there have been discoveries in the North Sea such as Woolly Mammoth skulls and other ancient treasures from past civilizations.
It was a port in the East of England, during the medieval period, built on sandbanks near the Humber Estuary. The name Ravenser comes from Old Norse Hrafn's Eyr or 'Raven's Tongue' though, the modern name now, is Spurn Point. Humber became a rather popular location in the 13th- century more so than Kingston Upon Hull further up the shoreline. As usual, nothing great lasts forever, hence when the sandbanks started shifting the town was swept away with them. Winter storms flooding the town caused families to abandon their lifelong homes and find new residencies elsewhere. In 1362, the town was completely destroyed by Saint Marcellus's Flood that January. Now completely submerged, people are still searching for remains of this once-blossoming town turned sunken settlement of our very old past.