Island, peninsula and occupation

Island / peninsula 

Whilst our evidence is far from complete this part of the timeline indicates whether, on current evidence and at different times, Britain was believed to be an island, or a peninsula of northern Europe. There are gaps in our knowledge denoted here by a ‘?’. Whether Britain was a peninsula or an island links directly with sea level.
 

Occupation 

Again our knowledge is far from complete but by plotting evidence in the form of bones, tools and changes to the natural environment caused by hominins, we can begin to suggest when Britain was occupied and when hominin presence was absent. This picture will undoubtedly change as more fossil evidence, from the land and from offshore, comes to light.
 
 
1980