PROJECT BEGUN ON WEB IN 2002 - THIS VERSION DATE FEB 2018
EXPANSION OF NORTHWEST EURASIAN BOAT PEOPLES AT THE END OF THE ICE AGE.
When the Ice Age
retreated the glaciers that covered half of the northern hemisphere,
melted and flooded the lands underneath. "Uirala" refers to the flooded
lands, and the conversion of former reindeer peoples moving around on
foot, to boat peoples moving around in the flooded lands. These
projects bring forward accumulated information from archeology,
climatology, geography, etc. with a specific focus on the development
of the boat-oriented way of life that began south of the glaciers, and
then spread around the northern world
10,000 years ago,
glaciers half-melted, with lands to their south flooded or filled with
raging rivers and endess lakes and marshes. (the purple dots indicate
the original extent of Ice Age glaciers (about 50,000 years ago).
Former reindeer people adapted to the new wetlands, seas, lakes and
rivers, including the development of a boat-oriented way of life. Once
these boat-using hunter-gatherers became established, they were
inclined to enter all lowland, wetland, areas. We can think of UIRALA
as the entire region suggested by green on the map.
author: A.Paabo, Box 478,
Apsley, Ont., Canada
2018 (c) A. Pääbo.