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? asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 2 months ago

If sea level has risen 120 m since the peak of the last ice age, isn't it entirely possible that ancient societies like Atlantis existed?

And were just submerged over the years.

4 Answers

  • 2 months ago
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    Yes, in fact, more evidence of ancient societies undersea is being reported almost daily, it seems.

    Lately I've been interested in shifting of tectonic plates and abrupt changes in elevation above and below sea level. I'm still trying to learn how this relates to the appearance of fossils that appear in regions of the earth considered inhospitable to the Arctic, for example.

    Was it once much warmer there, or did the land mass move? Did the shifting of the magnetic North Pole impact it? Interesting stuff to me.

  • 2 months ago

    Yes.  There are lots of lands where people were living that no longer exist.  Doggerland (east of the UK), land west of India, and Beringia, which linked North America to Asia to name just three.  Atlantis may well have been one of these.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    The Ice age was 21,500 years ago. Atlantis was supposed to be around 10,000 years ago and presumably constructed well above sea level at that time. But even so, it is entirely possible, with a rise of, say 50m it would be totally submerged, as many were.  That depth would theoretically make Atlantis reasonably easy to detect, but so far, and after all this time. all we have is Plato's word for it

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    It's certainly possible. Evidence of habitation has been found in underwater areas in the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, but the problem is that there's no conclusive evidence to prove that Atlantis ever existed to begin with. The exact location has never been determined, so nobody knows where to look. Various theories place it in the Mediterranean Sea, in the Atlantic off the coast of Africa, and elsewhere. So who knows? The only thing more uncertain than the future is the past. 

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