Talk:Glacial period

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Names of glacial events[edit]

I have made an edit to point out that the names used in this article are those used in Great Britain, with a pointer to the "Timeline of Glaciation" for other names. As these vary widely from place to place (and probably also ought to be linked to Pluvial/InterPluvial names), this is a necessary caveat.--APRCooper (talk) 14:27, 21 December 2007 (UTC)

Sorry, but I've reverted you. The names used on this article are the actual names of the articles on Wikipedia. Some are indeed the names used in Great Britain, but not all of them. ~ UBeR (talk) 19:19, 21 December 2007 (UTC)

OK, I see why you've reverted me. But it is still the case that the names of glacial periods are only valid locally and are not necessarily synchronous with periods elsewhere, so perhaps a note clarifying this should be added. Glacial chronology and stratigraphy is a complex matter; we need to make this clear while retaining the essential information. Ideally we should use ice core or abyssal stratigraphy as the basis for encyclopaedic classification, with links to local stratigraphic units as required. However, that would need a rather extreme tidying up of the articles! --APRCooper (talk) 20:55, 1 January 2008 (UTC)

Indeed it would... ~ UBeR (talk) 00:21, 2 January 2008 (UTC)


Removed the following as unsourced and perhaps misplaced.

==Early Vikings==
The vikings were greatly affected by how the glaciers formed their surrounding environment. These geological evidences comes in various forms, including rock scouring and scratching, glacial moraines, drumlins, valley cutting, and the deposition of till or tillites and glacial erratics. Einar Ostmo, a norwegian geologist suggested in 1978 that the drumlins played a central role as their religion developed further. Furthermore, this evidence was difficult to date exactly; but only years later Ostmo found in cooperation with the German archaeologist Georgius Agricola further evidence that reflected this. Drumlins were a sign from the God Rån, that the ares was habitable land. So the glaciation had a huge impact on the location of early viking settlements.

It is interesting, but needs references and perhaps we need to find a better article for it. Vsmith (talk) 14:19, 21 August 2011 (UTC)

If refs can be found, the Last glacial period section Weichselian glaciation, in Scandinavia and northern Europe would be a better home. Or maybe Nordic Stone Age (just discovered that one:). Vsmith (talk) 14:33, 21 August 2011 (UTC)

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