Thursday, 6 October 2011

Drowned prehistoric sites in Orkney?

Underwater survey work in the Loch of Stenness by Dr Richard Bates of the School of Geography and GeosciencesDepartment of Earth Sciences and a team of scientists from the Universities of Aberdeen, Bangor, Dundee and Wales has revealed what could possibly be a massive prehistoric monument. The project is investigating the drowned landscapes that resulted from prehistoric sea level change in Orkney. A number of large, anomalous features have been mapped on the seafloor, which are difficult to explain by natural processes. They await further study using divers when the weather improves, likely in the spring. [more]