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What does this tell us about sea levels not *that* long ago? 

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I phoned a friend and she said not as much as it does about sea level rise and erosion today. She threw in for good measure that according to the sea level curve for the South West, sea levels at about 4500 BC were c.5m below those of the present, and by 1500 BC were within 1–2m of current levels ).

 

Therefore, during the course of the Neolithic, there was substantial coastal change resulting in the inundation and subsequent burial by marine and intertidal deposits of significant areas of former coastline.

 

Several of these buried landscapes (termed “submerged forestsâ€) have been investigated

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What does this tell us about sea levels not *that* long ago? 

 

Britain must be sinking ?

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May have something to do with the melting of the ice sheets that once covered the north of the UK and Scotland rising at a rate of 1-2mm a year and the south sinking at a similar rate?

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Never seen this happening before,happened a few times this winter on the welsh coast.

Did this happen during those violent storms of the early 90`s in the north of wales when towyn got battered.

Wind veered NW-ly then.

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