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July 18, 2020 08:36AM
Breakthrough in studying ancient DNA from Doggerland that
separates the UK from Europe, University of Warwick, July 16, 2020

Scientists have studied sedimentary ancient DNA (sedaDNA)
from sediment deposits in the southern North Sea, an area
which has not previously been linked to a tsunami that
occurred 8150 years ago.

The open access paper is:

Gaffney,V., Fitch, S., Bates, M., and others, 2020. Multi-Proxy
Characterisation of the Storegga Tsunami and Its Impact on
the Early Holocene Landscapes of the Southern North Sea.
Geosciences, 2020; 10 (7): 270

Related paper is:

Gearey, B.R., Hopla, E.J., Boomer, I., Smith, D., Marshall, P.,
Fitch, S., Griffiths, S. and Tappin, D.R., 2017. Multi-proxy
palaeoecological approaches to submerged landscapes:
a case study from ‘Doggerland’, in the southern North Sea.
The archaeological and forensic applications of microfossils:
a deeper understanding of human history. The
Micropalaeontological Society Special Publications.
Geological Society, London, pp.35-53.

A similar paper about New Zealand tsunamis is:

Goff, J., Pearce, S., Nichol, S.L., Chagué-Goff, C., Horrocks,
M. and Strotz, L., 2010. Multi-proxy records of regionally-
sourced tsunamis, New Zealand. Geomorphology, 118(3-4),


Paul H.

"The past is never dead. It's not even past."
William Faulkner, Act 1, Scene III, Requiem for a Nun (1951)
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Ancient DNA from Doggerland and the Storegga Tsunami

Paul H. July 18, 2020 08:36AM

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