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Generally there was ice and frost there when the animals or people died, and that's why they were preserved. Things are currently warming up, and some ice is melting, but that's only relative to the last few thousand years. Mammoths found in the permafrost, for example, often have broken legs, as if they fell into a crevasse in a glacier, or their lungs are full of silt, as if they were drowned in a huge (probably glacial meltwater) flood. More than a few scientists are hoping that at least a few Neaderthals were preserved as well as the mammoths we have been finding.

How recent do you want to use as the baseline for "normal" conditions? We are currently in an interglacial period, but the Earth is technically in an Ice Age right now. Ice caps are not the norm over the long-term history for Earth. Two things have happened to cause the current prevalence of ice. First, a continent has slid onto the southern pole, allowing ice to accumulate, and second other continents have formed a ring around the northern pole, preventing ocean currents from redistributing heat efficiently and allowing ice to accumulate at the north pole. This current ice age began approximately in the last 3 million years, not the last few thousand years. It looks like it will continue for millions more years. But there will continue to be variations in the amount of ice.

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Things found where the ice is melting 1076 ldennyjr 11-Mar-19 17:46
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Re: Things found where the ice is melting 210 D-Archer 13-Mar-19 15:59
Re: Things found where the ice is melting 204 ianw16 13-Mar-19 16:49
Re: Things found where the ice is melting 219 D-Archer 14-Mar-19 13:51
Re: Things found where the ice is melting 223 ianw16 14-Mar-19 13:58
Re: Things found where the ice is melting 166 sunny_eyes 21-Mar-19 13:28
Slippage 189 Race Jackson 14-Mar-19 20:02
Re: Slippage 176 ianw16 14-Mar-19 20:51
Re: Slippage 200 Race Jackson 14-Mar-19 23:18
Re: Slippage 159 sunny_eyes 21-Mar-19 12:26
Re: Things found where the ice is melting 230 Nolondil 11-Mar-19 20:40
Re: Things found where the ice is melting 151 ldennyjr 21-Mar-19 13:56
Re: Things found where the ice is melting 179 drrayeye 21-Mar-19 19:42
Re: Things found where the ice is melting 288 ldennyjr 21-Mar-19 19:55
Re: Things found where the ice is melting 174 sunny_eyes 20-Mar-19 18:34


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