Scandinavian Trees May Have Survived Ice Age

Scandinavian Trees May Have Survived Ice Age

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Some Scandinavian trees survived the last Ice Age, challenging a widely held notion that they were killed off by the huge ice sheet that covered the region.

Modern trees in Scandinavia were thought to descend from species that migrated north when the ice melted 9,000 years ago, but research suggests some conifers survived on mountain peaks that protruded from the enormous ice sheet, on islands and in coastal areas.

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