I first saw this published at The Archeology News Network as The World’s First Prehistoric Maps of Britain and the ancient archeology geek in me kicked in. Basically the author Robert John Langdon has put together a map and books of what the Isle of Britain would have looked like after the last great ice age melt off in Mesolithic and Neolithic times (which really was not that long ago), showing just how many waterways there were and how they are in relationship with megalithic sites listed in old maps before many of the were destroyed by development and farming. The ancients did not walk around, they boated around, and many of these extinct waterways lead right up to sites like Stonehenge thus making the transport of the stones much easier. Here is a quote from the YT video:
“These maps are based on the recently published book by Robert John Langdon titled ‘The Stonehenge Enigma’ which proves that Britain suffered massive ‘Post Glacial Flooding’ directly after the last Ice Age ten thousand years ago, and that mankind placed their ancient sites on the shorelines of these raised waterways.
The maps are presented on the old ordnance survey first edition that shows the natural ancient environment to a higher degree of detail than subsequent editions. The newly added waterways are colour coded to show how the land would have looked in both the Mesolithic Period (10,000BCE to 4,500BCE) and the Neolithic Period (4,500BCE to 2,500BCE).
The three 1:50 000 maps and six 1:25 000 maps are constructed using a combination of British Geological superficial maps, infrared and photographic satellite images that cover a total of 800 sq. kilometres (500 sq. miles) and incorporates over one thousand ancient monuments, including Round Barrows, Long Barrows, Earthworks and occupation Sites, including for the first-time features that were destroyed by modern farming and Victorian treasure hunters over the last 200 years
A transcript of the Video and additional pictures and information can be found on my blog site: www.the-stonehenge-enigma.info“
The video is a bit dry but I think those of you especially in the UK will find it fascinating, especially if you can pick out places from the old maps. Enjoy!