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Activity 4 :

A varied relief

The massif of the Ardennes stands above the sea, the result of tectonic movement. Glaciers did not invade the Ardennes. During the interglacial periods, the climate remained cold. The rivers with their fast-flowing and violent currents wore away deep valleys. At the end of the last ice-age, 10 000 to 15 000 years ago, the rain and ice continued to chip away or dissolve the rock. Particles of rock were blown away by the wind and carried away by the rivers.

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