The pre-historic ” Age of ice “

Age of ice

Ice age

Technically we are living within an Ice Age, inhabiting a warm interglacial period that occurs between colder glacial periods. Today’s warm period is known as theHolocene and started about 11,500 years ago.

The last glacial period peaked about 20,000 years ago: the climate was cooler and ice sheets covered large areas of land. It would have been a dramatically different landscape from today’s and a harsh place to live.

Imagine a world inhabited by herds of giant woolly mammoths and rhinoceroses, alongside deer with antlers spanning over four metres. A place where ourancestors relied on hunting and gathering as a way of life.

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