danish plate tectonics active

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  1. varek

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    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
     
  2. scotthm

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    "Fascinating!"

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  3. Scroogourner

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    Not really headline news there.
     
  4. Retu

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  5. varek

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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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  6. scotpens

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    I assume you're referring to Doggerland and the Dogger Bank? Doggerel is bad poetry. :p
     
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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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