The Somerset flats are a strange paradox to any rational person studying the area.
A paper by the Somerset County Council on the Palaeolithic and Mesolithic Period clearly states that;
The Early Mesolithic (as deﬁned for present purposes) covers most of the ﬁrst “epoch”. In the Late Glacial and Early Holocene, the ameliorating Palaeolithic and Mesolithic climate was reﬂected by a rapid rise in sea level of c.1cm per year, with a drop in this rate after c.7000–6500 BP (c.5990–5350 cal BC).
Sea level rose from c.35m below present mean sea level (MSL) at c.9500 BP (c.9130–8630 cal BC), reaching c.5m below MSL in the Bristol Channel by c.4000–3800 cal BC (the rate of rise having slowed by c.4000 cal BC).
At the time of the Mesolithic, the Somerset Plain was between 5m and 35m above the sea level - so why was it flooded?
Lets see what Wikipedia makes of this paradox?
Winter Flooding - so how do we know that?
The most Recent paper my Dr Richard Brunning shows that in 8300BC the entire region was covered with over 100 islands
|Somerset Flood Plain|
The amount of rain needed to flood this area is equivalent to a far eastern monsoon - and if it rained that much in Somerset, it must have rained the same throughout Britain?
The only logical answer is that the rivers feeding this 'delta' were flooded with excess water from the ice age that had raised their water levels by about 30m. This would allow sufficient water to flood the Somerset Levels before flowing into the Sea some 5m below the land level.
Yet another proof of my hypothesis and how it changed the course of our history.
(by Robert John Langdon)