Great Ice Age


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Great Ice Age

[¦grāt ′īs ‚āj]
(geology)
The Pleistocene epoch.
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The steroid molecules are thought to have been left by primitive sponges that lived around the end of a great ice age known as the Marinoan glaciation.
The first section, Earth Past, deals with how the earth was formed, dinosaurs during the Jurassic period, the last great ice age and earth's changing climate.
Uerpmann said the bottom layer could be dated to around 85,000 years ago, and the upper, sandy layer to around 28,000 years ago - the peak of the last great Ice Age.A The tools, therefore, must have been deposited, at several intervals between those two dates.
We use the term indigenous to describe the people whose ancestors were the earliest settlers here after the last great Ice Age and which have been complemented by the historic migrations from mainland Europe".
THE TIMELESS LOVE OF PEOPLE for wild horses is testified in beautiful images that adorn the 17,000-year-old walls of the Lascaux Caves in France--but this last survivor of the great Ice Age has long vanished from the vast Eurasian grasslands it once roamed in great herds.
The basic premise was originally outlined in 1837 by Louis Agassiz in his famous Discours de Neuchatel, in which he set out the case for die Eiszeit, a geologically recent Great Ice Age that had smothered the tropics and wiped out all life.
The last great ice age ended about 12,000 years ago--and we are seriously overdue for another.
The glaciers are a leftover from the last great Ice Age when layers of snow and ice didn't melt during the summer.
A tiny snail, a relict from the last great ice age, finds its home on a cool, rocky slope near the coldwater streams, cliffs, valleys, and sinkholes that make up the Driftless Area National Wildlife Refuge in Iowa.
The last great Ice Age occurred in both hemispheres, with the northern ice sheet extending down as far south as 38 [degrees] latitude in the Americas, near St.
Our ancestors survived the last great ice age, but whether civilisation will survive the next is another matter.