The British Isles were once neither British nor isles

At the end of the last ice age, Britain formed the northwest corner of an icy continent. Warming climate exposed a vast continental shelf for humans to inhabit. Further warming and rising seas gradually flooded low-lying lands. Some 8,200 years ago, a catastrophic release of water from a North American glacial lake and a tsunami from a submarine landslide off Norway inundated whatever remained of Doggerland.

The British Isles were once neither British nor isles
Via National Geographic

Britain, as it looked in 5,500 BC

Hypothetical Landscape with extensive coast and estuaries Earlier Holocene

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