10,500 years ago

Our World Heritage: The inland ice melted over the High Coast and the Kvarken Archipelago. At the High Coast, there were only small islands above the sea. Thanks to the land uplift, those islands are nowadays the mountain tops of the till-capped hills, located over 286 metres above the sea. The Kvarken Archipelago was still 250 metres deep in the sea 10,500 years ago. But something was happening there too; De Geer moraine formations formed deep in the sea, by the edge of the melting inland ice.  

Other World Heritages: The World Heritage Site of Yosemite National Park in the United States was also shaped by the Ice Age. There a soil type called till blocked a valley so that Lake Yosemite was created.