The people's footprints are more than 800,000 years old and were found on the shores of Happisburgh. The markings were first identified in May last year during a low tide and brought to the attention of the Imperial College London. Rough seas had eroded the sandy beach to reveal a series of elongated hollows. Scientists took photos of the very rare discoveries before the tide covered the evidence once again. The Happisburgh footprints are the only ones of this age in Europe and there are only three other sets that are older, all of which are in Africa. See full BBC news story. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-26025763
A sonar study of the English Channel confirmed that Britain became separated from mainland Europe after Earth's catastrophic flood some time before 200,000 years ago. Before that time, a narrow isthmus linked Britain to continental Europe.
The solar images revealed deep scars on the Channel bed that must have been cut by a sudden, massive discharge of water. Scientists told the journal Nature that the torrent probably came from a giant lake in what is now the North Sea. They believe an event like an earthquake breached the lake's rim at the Dover Strait.
I can only speculate on what will happen to the flooded island of Britain now. The pressure of water lying in certain areas would wield a tremendous force. How can it drain away? I heard news broadcast the other day that emergency operations were pumping water away from some areas with a volume exceeding an Olympic swimming pool every few minutes.
Some time ago, I discovered that a fault lay across the lower half of England. The scientist giving the talk postulated that one day in the future, the lower half of the island would rise above the top after the split. That information fed into my fertile imagination about a Great Flood in four futuristic books co-written with Edith Parzefall. The series begins with Wind Over Troubled Waters, which you can see on the sidebar, one click away from Amazon. Double Dragon publishing will release a further novel, Seaweed Ribbons, soon. But the books are pure fiction.
I pray a future split in Britain's fault line will not arrive for many eons. Otherwise, scientists of the future might find twenty-first century man's footprints set in stone around our coast.