Morrowind also used leveled lists. Skyrim will be similar to Fallout 3. Areas have different levels.
This isn't true, they've said that it'll scale according to your level like Oblivion.
From the Skyrim Fan Interview: 5) Are loot and quest rewards level scaled, like in Oblivion? Will there be any powerful un-scaled items? Bruce: We’re handling leveling stuff similar to how we did in Fallout 3, but with a few new twists that we hope players won’t even notice. The enemies and loot are based on the “encounter zone” you’re in, so it could be higher or lower level than your current level. We do have a new concept of epic or “special” loot that you can randomly find in many cases, regardless of the zone, and you will still get better stuff in the better zones with your level higher. Same goes for quest rewards. We try to make them appropriate for what you did. Sometimes that is random, sometimes that is a set item. There’s a lot of specific stuff that is very powerful, like the Daedric artifacts.