In recent weeks, our news has been dominated by stories and pictures of the devastating effects of high winds and rain on our environment. These areas of devastation are shown as flooding on a vast scale over the normally dry countryside and villages of our land. This latest obsession with the weather is highlighted by commentator’s quoting statistics and facts such as ‘highest rainfall since records began.
|Live flood data 17/02/2014 (© Environment Agency 2014)|
|Langdon's Bronze Age Map - 1000BC|
|Langdon's Mesolithic Age Map - 10,000 BC|
|Today's Flood levels and Bronze/Iron Age floodplains (© Ordnance Survey 2013)|
Six thousand years ago the rivers were so swollen it immersed the low lands.
|Neolithic Water levels (© Ordnance Survey 2013)|
But directly after the last Ice Age the equiverlent of 126,000 inches of rain fell flooding everything apart from the highest of hills.
|Mesolithic Period shows most land were islands!(© Ordnance Survey 2013)|