15 August 2008

invited photographer: Brian David Stevens

"Doggerland is the former landmass in the southern North Sea which connected the island of Great Britain to mainland Europe during the last ice age. Geological surveys have suggested that Doggerland was a large dry land area that stretched from Britain's east coast across to the present coast of the Netherlands and the western coasts of Germany and Denmark.

The land was likely a rich habitat with human habitation in the Mesolithic period. Commercial trawlers in the North Sea have dragged up mammoth and lion remains, among other remains of land animals.

Doggerland is a land that is lost to us, but still exists buried and hidden. In this essay I try to find my own doggerland, buried and hidden but still there, at least to me."
Text and photos © Brian David Stevens
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invited by ulf fågelhammar