Submerged Mesolithic sites

16 Aug 2018

At ... archaeologists have been searching lakes in SE Finland looking for submerged Mesolithic period sites from the early Holocene period. There are echoes here of the Mesolithic remains on the bottom of the North Sea and under the cliffs of the Solent. During early Holocene the water levels in lakes were much lower than today - across Scandinavia. Later, water levels rose as a result of uneven land uplift. This is shown by the tilting of the lakes and rivers and is usually attributed to bounce back following the melting of the ice sheet. Similar sites have been found in NW Russia and southern Scandinavia.