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Archaeologists celebrate ancient Scandinavian settlement find

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posted on Dec, 3 2009 @ 08:32 PM
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A couple articles came out about this recent discovery:
Archaeologists celebrate ancient Scandinavian settlement find
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Swedish archaeologists celebrate ancient find

A Torne River Valley settlement has been uncovered dating back 11,000 years. This coincides with an earlier discovered settlement at Kangofors dating back 10,000 years.


An important new find by a team of Swedish archaeologists indicates that the Finland-Sweden border area around the Torne River Valley was inhabited up to 11,000 years ago.

The discovery, located near Pajala in Sweden’s far north, is the oldest settlement to be found in the county of Norrbotten, according to archaeologist Olof Ostlund. “Now the pages in the National Encyclopaedia regarding inland ice can be torn out and burned,” said Ostlund.


This area was affected by the Younger Dryas period, it appears from these findings that humans inhabited the area shortly after the "big freeze" came to an end, and several thousand years earlier than previously thought.




 
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