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They discover a new continent hidden until now: this is the Australian Atlantis

They discover a new continent hidden until now: this is the Australian Atlantis

New research focuses on the habitability of the ancient submerged continent.

More than 300 million years ago there was a only continent that scientists have called Pangea. Due to the movements of tectonic plates, all the territories were united and, later, separated until giving rise to the continents that we know today. However, it is known that There could be cities hidden under the land or the sea, like the Atlantis that has been claimed to have been found so many times. It is now also known that a continent existed near the Australian coast that connected the Australian regions of Kimberly and Arnhem Landseparated today by a large oceanic bay.

“It’s important to put attention on We are not talking about real population numbers., but simply to project the carrying capacity of our landscape. Basically, we are saying that it could have had that many people,” warns the scientist when she claims that she could have housed between 50,000 and 500,000 people. This was found out thanks to sonar mapping that revealed a landscape conducive to humans: a high escarpment as a refuge with an inland sea next to a freshwater lake and meandering river beds.

What Atlantis is believed to look like

This former home of hundreds of thousands of people that was once not submerged suffered some rising tides which forced the locals to leave the place. With the melting of ice caps At the end of the last great ice age, sea ​​level was rising about one meter per year to 4.87 meters over a period of 400 years. Therefore, it is not strange that at that time More than 100,000 square kilometers of land were covered by water, inviting humans to relocate their homes.

Another study carried out by Nature magazine analyzed the genetics of the inhabitants of the Tiwi islands. The results showed that at the end of the last ice age their genetic signatures changed, confirming new populations in the area. Furthermore, it has been found a increase in the deposit of stone tools in the peripheral regions of the oceanic country that could be a sign that suddenly there was an increase in people in the area. In addition, he rock art was also modified with new themes, styles and incorporating more human figures.

“It’s quite fascinating to watch how people responded dynamically to the events in the past and obviously survived and thrived,” Norman says. “I hope there’s something we can learn from it, that we can apply to future climate world and sea level rise in the next hundreds of years,” adds the archaeologist who hopes that her research will encourage other scientists to focus on archaeological importance of this mysterious ‘Australian Atlantis’.

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