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See the map below to understand the extent of the ice sheet that originated at the north pole of the Earth. Description from weatherdork.weebly.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

Cave Bear Skull. Ursus Spelaeus meaning "cave" where theses bears lived most of their lives unlike the brown bear that used caves for hibernation. They lived in Europe during the Pleistocene and became extinct at the beginning of the Last Glacial Maximum, about 27,500 years ago.

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#HumanMigration A ground-breaking new study on DNA recovered from a fossil of one of the earliest known Europeans - a man who lived 36,000 years ago in Kostenki, western Russia - has shown that the earliest European humans' genetic ancestry survived the Last Glacial Maximum: the peak point of the last ice age.

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Pudding stone from Lake Huron in Michigan. This is a conglomerate of stones set in sandstone and hardened over years and years. The red in the stone is Jasper. There are all kinds of stones in them and are just beautiful.

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Jane Brayne - Before the last Ice Age Brownes Hole, a cave in the Mendip Hills was used as a den by hyenas and bears. Their bones and those of their prey were discovered by cavers.

Land that was lost after the last ice age.

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Scimitar-toothed Cat | giant scimitar toothed cat by jagroar traditional art paintings ..., Lived world-wide. Became extinct in Africa around 1.5 million years ago, lasting in America until 10,000 years ago.

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All the most amazing supernovas ever photographed

Cygnus Loop (also known as the Veil Nebula) - formed after a shockwave propagated through the material ejected during the supernova - subsequently heating up the surrounding material - causing it to glow. The nebula, which covers an expanse of space that is 6 times larger than the full moon, is ~ 2,500 light-years from Earth in Cygnus. Astronomers believe the supernova ignited 5-10,000 years ago; the light from the event first arrived on Earth at the end of the last ice age.

The Giant Ground Sloths: The giant ground sloth is believed to have weighed about 2.5 tonnes, the same as an Asian Elephant! Their fossils have been found from Patagonia to Alaska. The last ground sloths seem to have died out about 10,000 years ago. Saw this skeleton in the National Museum of Natural History in Washington DC when I was a kid. Must see!!!