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From Doggerland to Neolithic Revolution. I don't own any rights to the images--just using them for educational purposes.

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  • 1. DoggerlandDoggerlandDoggerlandDoggerlandDoggerlandDoggerlandDoggerlandDoggerland was a former landmass inwas a former landmass in the southernthe southern North SeaNorth Sea thatthat connected Great Britain toconnected Great Britain to mainlandmainland EuropeEurope during and afterduring and after connected Great Britain toconnected Great Britain to mainlandmainland EuropeEurope during and afterduring and after thethelllastlast Ice Age until about 6,500 orIce Age until about 6,500 or 6,200 BCE and then gradually was6,200 BCE and then gradually was flooded by rising sea levels.flooded by rising sea levels.

2. http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2012/1 2/doggerland/clark-photography#/01- hunter-gatherers-doggerland-670.jpg 3. As oceans began to rise , hunterAs oceans began to rise , hunter gatherers left off following herds ofgatherers left off following herds of big game for smaller prey such as roebig game for smaller prey such as roe and red deerand red deer Along sea coasts semiAlong sea coasts semi-- big game for smaller prey such as roebig game for smaller prey such as roe and red deerand red deer.. Along sea coasts semiAlong sea coasts semi-- nomadic groups harvested nuts andnomadic groups harvested nuts and shellfish.shellfish. 4. TheThe climate inclimate in BritainBritain became warmer andbecame warmer and wetter than it is today. This led to changes in thewetter than it is today. This led to changes in the vegetationvegetation . . .. . . with the development of a woodedwith the development of a wooded landscapelandscape. One. One of the defining features of theof the defining features of thelandscapelandscape. One. One of the defining features of theof the defining features of the Mesolithic was a change in the types of tools thatMesolithic was a change in the types of tools that people used for hunting, fishing, and gatheringpeople used for hunting, fishing, and gathering plants. Stone tools in particular became smaller,plants. Stone tools in particular became smaller, with tools made on small stone blades becomingwith tools made on small stone blades becoming commoncommon http://www.walesprehistory.org/mesolithichttp://www.walesprehistory.org/mesolithic--waleswales 5. It is estimated that the dogIt is estimated that the dog CanisCanis FamiliarisFamiliaris was first domesticated inwas first domesticated in 10,000BC. The Oldest European dog10,000BC. The Oldest European dog10,000BC. The Oldest European dog10,000BC. The Oldest European dog remains from Star Carr Yorkshireremains from Star Carr Yorkshire are dated at c 7538 BC.are dated at c 7538 BC. http://www.countrysportsandcountrylife.com/sections/pedigree_dog/historyhttp://www.countrysportsandcountrylife.com/sections/pedigree_dog/history _of_dog/history.htm_of_dog/history.htm 6. Mesolithic dog burial,Mesolithic dog burial, Portugal . . ..Portugal . . .. 7. The oldest finds which are nearly complete andThe oldest finds which are nearly complete and undisputedly bows are the Mesolithic finds fromundisputedly bows are the Mesolithic finds from HolmegaardHolmegaard. These were found in a peat bog in. These were found in a peat bog in Denmark, and are dated to about 9200 years ago.Denmark, and are dated to about 9200 years ago. One and a half bows have been found, of veryOne and a half bows have been found, of veryOne and a half bows have been found, of veryOne and a half bows have been found, of very similar design, one 60" long with limbs about 2"similar design, one 60" long with limbs about 2" wide, the other about 64" long with 2.4" limbs.wide, the other about 64" long with 2.4" limbs. They are flat bows of sophisticated design madeThey are flat bows of sophisticated design made from small elm trees.from small elm trees. 8. Burry Holmes 2 Goldcliff 3 Llyn Brenig 4 Lydstep 5 The Nab Head 6 Prestatyn 7 Rhuddlan 8 Rhyl 9 Trwyn Du 10 Waun Fignen Felen 9. http://xcavate.blogspot.hk/2012_01_01_arc Prestatyn hive.html 10. Star Carr was discovered in 1947 when JohnStar Carr was discovered in 1947 when John Moore, an amateur archaeologist, noticed flintsMoore, an amateur archaeologist, noticed flints in the exposed soil of several recently dredgedin the exposed soil of several recently dredged ditches in the eastern Vale of Pickering.ditches in the eastern Vale of Pickering.ditches in the eastern Vale of Pickering.ditches in the eastern Vale of Pickering. Highlights among the finds include; BritainsHighlights among the finds include; Britains oldest structure, 21 red deer stag skulloldest structure, 21 red deer stag skull--capscaps that may have been headthat may have been head--dresses and nearlydresses and nearly 200 projectile, or harpoon, points made of red200 projectile, or harpoon, points made of red deer antler.deer antler. 11. Found In Germany; similar to the Star Carr paddle. 12. Carrowmore Domestication,Domestication,Domestication,Domestication, ,Cornish Hedges

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