Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Doggerland archaeology - major exploration imminent?

Doggerland is due for development. 13 turbine manufacturers are bidding for a part in a huge offshore UK wind farm project which is set to provide 32 gigawatts of clean energy. Doggerland has been selected as one potential area for construction because the bank is as little as 60ft under the surface of the sea in some places. Trawlers have frequently found mammoth teeth and tusks in their nets, and discovered items manufactured by Mesolithic populations. 
Adam Fox of the Crown Estate (the organisation responsible for leasing offshore land) has intimated that the archaeology is being considered, but no details have yet emerged.

For more on Doggerland. . .
Bryony Coles on the Doggerland Project.

For more on the Offshore Wind Energy Supply Chain. . 
The Crown Estate.

For more about underwater archaeology. . .
The Nautical Archaeology Society.


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