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Migrants Poured into Britain after Ice Age
Migrants poured into Britain after Ice Age
trefwoorden: VK - ijstijd - migratie
Britain experienced a tidal wave of immigration as soon as the last Ice Age ended, new data has shown.
Previously it was thought that Britainís repopulation was a slow process led by a few pioneering explorers.
Researchers now know that humans responded rapidly to climate change and moved into Britain en masse as soon as the ice receded.
Up to 20,000 years ago a huge ice sheet extended as far south as Norfolk. Then temperatures rose rapidly, producing warming weather than we have now.
Once the glaciers had retreated, people returned to what was then the British peninsular. Only later did Britain become separated from Europe by the English Channel.
Lees verder bij: The Scotsman (26 oktober 2003)