From the recent article by Paul Seaburn at Mysterious Universe:
On December 30, 2018, researchers drilled 3,556 feet through the ice to reach Lake Mercer far beneath the Antarctic ice cap. Samples from the silt and mud were sent to “animal ecologist Byron Adams at McMurdo Station on the Antarctic coast” who found recognizable remains of creatures as advanced as crustaceans.
“What was sort of stunning about the stuff from Lake Mercer is it’s not super, super-old. They’ve not been dead that long.”
This is no surprise to me, because I research POLE SHIFTS, so I expect evidence that at least some parts of Antarctica were habitable just over 12,000 years ago.
But for the scientists who “expected to see the million-year-old shells of photosynthetic algae from Antarctica’s warmer times” – well, they were very surprised. “What he didn’t expect was something that looked like “an old leaf that’s been sitting on the ground for a season.”
What they aren’t about to tell you is that the land now at the South Pole was about 30 degrees farther north just 12-13,000 years ago. With a climate like Oslo, Stockholm, or St. Petersburg – there would have been significant life – possibly even people. Western Antarctica’s Palmer Peninsula was even warmer, at a more temperate latitude. Unfortunately anything interesting they find there is being kept secret – but many suspect the remains of a prehistoric civilization have been found.