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Old April 26 2014, 06:13 PM   #1
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danish plate tectonics active

Plate tectonics are uplifting northern Denmark, and the former island of Hanstholm is being raised up out of the sea, becoming an elevated area, rather than still being an island.

Perhaps because of this, the ancient Stone Age coastline is visible, and fossils have allegedly been found in many places there.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanstholm
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Old April 26 2014, 07:00 PM   #2
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Old April 26 2014, 07:32 PM   #3
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Not really headline news there.
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Old April 27 2014, 06:33 AM   #4
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Not that weird. Earth's crust was pushed down by the weight of the massive glacier during the last ice age and now it's slowly bouncing back:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Post-glacial_rebound
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Old April 27 2014, 06:09 PM   #5
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But, Retu, just think of the ancient sites on the Doggeral Bank (in the North Sea) that connected the British Isles to the European Continent for thousands of years! If those sites rise above sea level, we might find hundreds of Mesolithic locations and millions of artifacts that could revolutionize our understanding of human history!

Not to mention the havoc that will wreak with the modern bridges and tunnels constructed between Denmark and Sweden recently!

Plus, the Tunnel between England and France might be affected, depending upon the speed, location and direction of the plate movement.
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Old April 28 2014, 01:02 AM   #6
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But, Retu, just think of the ancient sites on the Doggeral Bank (in the North Sea) that connected the British Isles to the European Continent for thousands of years!
I assume you're referring to Doggerland and the Dogger Bank? Doggerel is bad poetry.
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Old April 28 2014, 10:12 PM   #7
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This forum is starting to feel like a Twitter feed about what science news varek's browsing for breakfast.
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Old April 30 2014, 01:03 AM   #8
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JarodRussell wrote: View Post
This forum is starting to feel like a Twitter feed about what science news varek's browsing for breakfast.
*retweet*
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Old May 2 2014, 11:42 PM   #9
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But, Retu, just think of the ancient sites on the Doggeral Bank (in the North Sea) that connected the British Isles to the European Continent for thousands of years!
I assume you're referring to Doggerland and the Dogger Bank?
I remember reading about that here: http://cosmoquest.org/forum/showthre...ubmerged-lands
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