By Jonathan Benjamin, Clive Bonsall, Catriona Pickard, Anders Fischer

Significant occasions of human prehistory comparable to the post-glacial recolonisation of Northern Europe and the unfold of agriculture throughout the Mediterranean came about on landscapes which are now, a minimum of in part, underwater. huge components of this submerged terrain are available to divers and will be investigated archaeologically. Prehistoric underwater examine has emerged in fresh many years as a unique sub-discipline, constructing methods and methodologies that may be utilized in coastal areas world wide. consequently, there's becoming knowledge of the possibility of underwater archaeology to rework our rules in regards to the process prehistory. This quantity examines current perform and new advancements within the box of submerged prehistoric panorama learn. The 25 peer-reviewed contributions from top authors conceal the result of contemporary study on 3 continents andthe program of methodologies and methods for web site discovery, research and interpretation.

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Harff, J. and Lüth, F. 2007. SINCOS – Sinking Coasts. Geosphere, ecosphere and anthroposphere of the Holocene southern Baltic Sea. Preface. Bericht der Römisch–Germanischen Kommission 88: 9–14. , Meyer M. and Tauber F. 2005. The Baltic Sea – a model ocean to study interrelations of geosphere, ecosphere and anthroposphere in the coastal zone. Journal of Coastal Research 21: 441–446. , Tauber, F. and Schmölcke, U. 2007. The Baltic Sea coast – a model of interrelations between geosphere, climate and anthroposhere.

The following season – uncovering and salvaging in 2008 A new team was assembled in 2008, when colleagues from Moesgård Museum in Århus joined the Langelanders in mid-June. The Mjølner was again used as a working platform, but the ship had to seek shelter in the nearest harbour at night, again due to rough weather. This time the team only had one week at its disposal, and hopes for better conditions than the previous year were high. In what amounts to two full working days, the most basic tasks were fulfilled, and with the bones properly packed, the team was able to leave Tybrind Vig.

During the time of settlement, the site was situated in the immediate proximity of a freshwater lake, which extended (an unknown distance) into the area that is now Wismar Bay. The ancient lakefront near the settlement area was not located, although the main cultural layer was found at the base of the deepest test trenches, again in the mineralized palaeosol. The prehistoric lakefront is thought to be at least 10 m below present sea-level, which would correspond with the depth of Jäckelberg-NNW.

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