Between 8000 and 5000 years B.P (before present), there were no glaciers in mid-Norway, a place that has glaciers today. I know that comes as a shock to most as we are told over an over that the present glacial melting is 'unprecedented', as is everything that the young-earth climatologists say. But that is said because they dare not look at the Holocene Climatic optimum. After 8000 B. C. until 6400, there is no evidence for glaciers in mid-Norway. Then for about 500 years, there were glaciers, which then melted again.
"With the exception of the 6400-5900 yr B. P. sedimentation event at Gjuvvatnet, evidence for glaciers in the early Holocene is absent." Asynchronous Neoglaciation and Holocene Climatic Change Reconstructed from Norwegian Glaciolacustrine Sedimentary Sequences,” Geology, 20(1992):992
So, how long is the 'early Holocene' From 5900 to 4900 B.P., once again there were no glaciers in this part of Norway. The picture below shows when the glaciers existed. It is modified from the above article.
We are constantly told by the global warming hysteriacs that the melting of the glaciers is unprecedented. Such AGW hysteriacs are people without a history. They don't seem to know earth history and act like nothing important happened climatologically during historical times prior to the invention of the sacred thermometer, that grand oracle through which they think they see all future events clearly. The problem is that geology teaches us something entirely different from what they see. The early Holocene had 2 meters high sea levels, was warmer, a 500 m thick Antarctic shelf had collapsed and was 80 km south of its present location and Norway's mid-section had no glaciers(see the previous 2 day's posts for info on these items).
Unprecedented is a word they use that says more about the AGW fanatics than it does about science.