This sounds like the Finns arrived much like the Slavs did, to claim the north for themselves, which is not accurate.Finland is full of archeological evidence that Baltic Finns/Karelians have lived there for thousands of years, fishing and hunting as usual.

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It was during these upheavals of Nature that a number of the most ancient inhabited localities in the country vanished.

However, as work continues, new finds shed a different light on prehistory of Finland.

Many of these immigrants were actually Central European Finno-Ugrians who spoke a related language, but whose language was eventually buried under several layers of Germanic languages.

Finnish tribes followed the ice north over thousands of years from their interglacial central European home, which is now established in the latest Mitochondrial DNA information.

From this vast stretch of water, a huge labyrinthine lake separated inside the land mass that was to become the Finnish peninsula and formed the tens of thousands of lakes of present-day Finland, as the earth's crust rose.

However, the ground did not rise at an even rate everywhere, and, at times, the level of the sea rose, also forcing rivers into new discharge channels and submerging extensive areas of land again.

There is no doubt that "Finland" the area between Lake Onega and Norway has been inhabited for thousands of years, yet history books often make the mistake of stating that the Finns came to Finland sometime in the first millennium.

Certainly there were Finns who arrived in "first centuries AD" but they did not fill a vacuum when they got there.

Waves of other Finnish immigrants arrived in the first Millennium, but they did not fill a vacuum.