The lost continent of Atlantis discovered: A lost continent has been discovered beneath the surface of the ocean, which may once have been home to as many as half a million people. The submerged land is said to be almost twice the size of England and has been nicknamed the ‘Lost Atlantis’.
Researchers believe that the continent has been underwater for 70,000 years. Found on the coast of Australia between the Kimberley and Arnhem Land regions.
The team behind the Quaternary Science Reviews findings also took into account sonar mapping, which found freshwater lakes — and they’ve found Earth to be habitable for humans.
With sea levels rising dramatically, things will change very quickly for potential inhabitants.
“People were really seeing the landscape change in front of them, and they were quickly pushed back further from that encroaching coastline,” Cassie Norman, an archaeologist at Griffith University in Queensland and lead author of the study, said in an interview. with Live Science.
“We’re talking about a landscape that is completely underwater today, more than 100 meters (330 feet) below sea level,” Norman added.
“There is an underlying assumption in Australia that our continental margins are probably unproductive and not used by people, even though we have evidence from many parts of the world that people don’t,” he continued. The continental shelf in the past…”
“It’s important to keep in mind that these aren’t real population numbers we’re talking about, but just to show the carrying capacity of our landscape,” he said. “We’re saying it could have had that many people.”
This comes after geologists discovered a continent that had been hidden from public view for almost 375 years.