A resumé of the prehistoric period in the British Isles. This is the shortest section in Annals but covers the longest period of time. There are signs of human activity in Britain going back more than 6,000 years before the first recorded events appear in Britain's historical sequence.
Way back in time our islands were abruptly broken from the mainland mass of Europe by rising seas. There are signs that a few hunter gatherers were marooned here. We know nothing of those small groups who foraged for seeds and nuts and fruit and edible fungi and followed the herds of herbaceous-eating animals which provided their meat. They have left a few signs of habitation, a few bones, a scattering of stone tools and nothing much else.
Circa 16,000 BC A hypothetical land bridge between Euro-Britain and Ireland is cut by rising sea levels during a warming period?