GLACIERS WERE MELTING 8500 YEARS AGO " Lost world revealed by human, Neanderthal relics washed up on North Sea beaches
"It all disappeared when glaciers melted and sea level rose about 8500 years ago." " Editor's Note: Glaciers were melting 8500 years ago?
MONSTER, THE NETHERLANDS"On a clear, windy autumn afternoon last October, Willy van Wingerden spent a few free hours before work walking by the sea not far from the Dutch town of Monster. Here, in 2013, the cheerful nurse found her first woolly mammoth tooth. She has since plucked more than 500 ancient artifacts from the broad, windswept beach known as the Zandmotor, or "sand engine." She has found Neanderthal tools made of river cobbles, bone fishhooks, and human remains thousands of years old. Once, she plucked a tar-covered Neanderthal tool from the water's edge, earning a co-author credit in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) a few months ago.