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Originally posted by Essan
News to me. In fact, I wasn'lt aware that there were any glaciers in Finland - although in N Europe (Scandinavia) it's a low lying country although there are hills in the far north of the country.
Would need to know more details I'm afraid.
The so-called Halti glacier has been recognized as the only independent glacier in Finland that has been active since the disappearance of the Scandinavian continental ice sheet at approximately 10 000 years ago. Evidence of its post-glacial advances is supported by a series of well-defined terminal moraines in the Govdajohkka valley a few kilometres south of Halti fell.
Originally posted by masqua
Don't give up on this topic. You never know what the great minds active at ATS can find for you.
About twelve thousand years ago, Finland was almost totally buried under a continental ice sheet. Gradually, the ice sheet melted, the Finnish peninsula slowly rose out of the sea.
However, the ground did not rise at an even rate. It was during these upheavals of Nature that a number of the most ancient inhabited localities in the country vanished.
The world's oldest fishing net is carbon dated at 10 000 years old. It was found in 1914 in Korpilahti swamp at Antrea, Karelia.
archaeological excavation so far suggest that people were already living in Susiluola over 100,000 years ago during one or perhaps two of the interglacial periods. Interpretation of the discoveries to date has not been completed, but archaeological and geological exploration of the site is still continuing.
European science is beginning to favor the view according to which the language spoken by the Central European population during the Ice Age was Finnish (Finno-Ugrian).