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Doggerland

Duration:
23 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 18 July 2009

Helen Mark explores a land lost beneath the waves off the Northumbrian coast.

‘Doggerland’ is the name for a huge area that, ten thousand years ago, before the end of the last Ice Age, linked the British Isles with Denmark and Northern Germany, a time when the Thames was a tributary of the Rhine. Besides speaking to archaeologists who are investigating Doggerland, she is joined by the storyteller Hugh Lupton who imagines the myths of those long-lost hunter-gatherers.

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