Doggerland is a vast land area that is now submerged beneath the southern North Sea. It connected Great Britain to the Continental Europe. It was flooded by the rising sea levels around 6500 to 6200 BCE. Past geological surveys have found that this land may have stretched from the east coast of Great Britain to the Netherlands, the western coast of Germany and the peninsula of Jutland.
The name ?Doggerland? was given by the University of Exeter archaeologist Bryony Coles in the 1990s after the Dogger Bank, a stretch of seabed in the North Sea. Dogger Bank was named after the 17th century ?Dogger? fishing boats that sailed there.