Scientists will use magnetic fields to search for ancient human settlements lost at sea. Researchers have their eyes on Doggerland.
Atlantis It is a legendary sunken city that supposedly existed and its story first appeared in the works of the Greek philosopher Plato, in the dialogues Timaeus and Critias.
According to Plato, Atlantis was a large and prosperous island which existed thousands of years before your time. The city was rich in natural resources and technologically advanced, and its inhabitants were highly developed in science, art and politics.
But eventually they became arrogant and ambitious and their society began to decline. The city was after all destroyed in one day and his night catastrophic earthquakes and floodsplunging into the depths of the Atlantic ocean.
You magnetic fields they now promise to be a useful tool in the search for human settlements lost at sea.
In the UK, a project will use magnetometry data to clean up doggerland, the submerged piece of land that connected Britain to mainland Europe until the end of the Ice Age.
Doggerland was an ancient civilization in the North Sea, located between the United Kingdom, Denmark and Norway.
Known as the “British Atlantis”, Doggerland was abandoned after a five meter tsunami 8,200 years ago. Archaeologists estimate that it would have almost three times the size of Portugal.
Now there is hope that this technique could be used to find long-lost cultures around the world, writes IFLScience.
The team of researchers from the School of Archeology and Forensic Sciences at the University of Bradford, England, is particularly interested in look for traces of human activity in the North Seaas it is believed to have been home to some of the largest prehistoric settlements in Europe.
“We can also discover the presence of dung, which is garbage deposits of animal bones, mollusk shells and other biological materials, which it can tell us a lot about how people lived.”said scientist Ben Urmston, in a statement released by the university.
The story of Atlantis was very popular in ancient times and continues to fascinate people to this day. Many myths and legends have been created around the lost city and many explorers and archaeologists have tried to find evidence of its existence.
However, there is no concrete proof of the existence of Atlantis and many believe that the story is fair a myth invented by Plato.