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From: "Peter A. Kincaid" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Genes and the Mesolithic of the British isles
Date: Mon, 21 Aug 2006 14:20:32 -0300
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There is a nice (albeit somewhat small) graphic representing
the bathymetry of the English Channel at:

http://csweb.bournemouth.ac.uk/ehec/phase1.htm

>From the contours one can imagine how much closer the
coasts of Brittany and Cornwall were. The area between
Dorset and the Cotentin peninsula is more striking as there
appears to be an ancient island site north east of Alderney
which would half the distance between the two coasts.

Best wishes!

Peter




----- Original Message -----
From: "Peter A. Kincaid" <>
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Sent: Monday, August 21, 2006 11:15 AM
Subject: Re: [DNA] Genes and the Mesolithic of the British isles


>> Crossing from the continent much further west than the
>> area opposite Dover seems very unlikely, not because
>> it was technically impossible, but because the simple
>> very small-scale nature of Mesolithic society makes
>> launching a boat towards a land that you cannot see or
>> even know exists bordering on insane(the world view of
>> Mesolithic societies was probably very small indeed).
>


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