ice age

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any period of time during which glaciers covered a large part of the earth's surface

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The authors also make the unusual suggestion that all the Sangihe and Talaud Islands were joined as dry land during the Last Glacial Maximum (LGM), but I have my bathymetric doubts.
The few available pollen and spore records suggest, however, that this warm-temperate vegetation was likely absent from the Korean Peninsula during the Last Glacial Maximum (LGM, ca.
At the last glacial maximum, the lower sea levels once again connected Asia and North America, and this time a new character was added to the cast.
By using technological change to investigate changes in subsistence and mobility strategies, Clarkson has been able to provide broad-scale interpretations of how local hunter-gatherers may have adapted to changes in climate and environment after the Last Glacial Maximum.
Temperate forests during the last glacial maximum would have been in fire protected mesic habitats such as river bluffs, ravines, and sink holes (Delcourt & Delcourt 1984, 1987).
In actuality, the Pleistocene world at glacial maximum was inhospitably dry as well as cold, with equatorial rainforests reduced to scattered refugia and with deserts covering areas such as the Argentine pampas that are now relatively humid.
Because corals are ultra-sensitive to environmental change, we have been able -- by splitting lengths of coral reef cores we acquired -- to get better, more accurate descriptions of reef growth during the sea level rise that occurred after the last glacial maximum, 23000 years ago.
Because corals are ultra-sensitive to environmental change, we have been able-by splitting lengths of coral reef cores we acquired- to get better, more accurate descriptions of reef growth during the sea level rise that occurred after the last glacial maximum, 23000 years ago.
During the Late Glacial Maximum the whole Persian Gulf was probably land, while glaciation evidence has been found in several mountainous areas of the Near East.
Frozen-bed Fennoscandian and Laurentide ice sheets during the Last Glacial Maximum.
More recently, Goldthwait (1979) concluded that the megagrooves on Kelleys Island represent conventional small stream channels initially cut during an interglacial phase and later modified by glacial sculpture during a glacial maximum when the ice was more than a mile thick.
We measured 231Pa and 230Th in Atlantic and Antarctic sediments deposited during the last glacial maximum and compared it with the postglacial values.
Italy Acted as a Refuge for Paleolithic Humans When Advancing Ice Sheets and Permafrost of the Last Glacial Maximum Forced Abandonment of Most of European Continent for 10,000 Years
In such circumstances, a drop in sea level of 130m at the Last Glacial Maximum might have little impact on the lateral shift of the shoreline, meaning that marine activities practised when sea level was low would remain visible at locations on the present day shoreline, rather than shifting to contemporaneous shorelines that are now deeply submerged on the continental shelf, many kilometres offshore.