Stone Age Atlantis
Monday 11th October 2010 from 16h30 to 18h30
Salle 2 / Grand Amphithéâtre
- Directed by
- Tim Lambert
- Produced by
- Wall to Wall Media Ltd, France Télévisions
Docudrama, United Kingdom, 2010, 80 min
We believed for a long time that the Stone Age (8,000 to 10,000 years ago), especially the Mesolithic was a period of time when man was limited to the state of hunter-gatherer in the harsh conditions of the era ice.
New discoveries reveal that this was a much more successful period, where man had developed more complex social structures, and had one foot in agriculture and maybe even trade, and that he evolved into a rich nature and a climate less harsh than previously thought.
The Mesolithic was a period of gradual warming in Europe. But this warming has been fatal for some regions due to the sudden rise of water. That was the end of an era for the entire area that now cover the Channel and the North Sea. This lush area was probably submerged under water by one au more tsunamis...
Debate with :
- Gregor Marchand, deputy Director of the Archeological research center, Archéosciences, Histoire CREAAH - CNRS - University Rennes 1 & 2