Pleistocene

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Synonyms for Pleistocene

from two million to 11 thousand years ago

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"Our results showed that these small ashy hearths were used for cooking food and starchy roots and tubers were clearly part of their diet, from the earliest levels at around 120,000 years ago through to 65,000 years ago.
This kind of tools we found here makes us conclude that Africans were the first wave of migration to ancient Sharjah 120,000 years ago."
Scientists can now gather the data they need to answer the project's core questions: How reduced was the Greenland ice sheet 120,000 years ago when global temperatures were 2.0 to 3.0 C warmer than today?
During the last sub-tropical period 120,000 years ago, we might have seen lions and elephants roaming over the present sites of Soho and Trafalgar Square while hippos may have ventured over the Corn Exchange, Leeds (again the site not the building)!
Although they first appeared in Eurasia some 13 million years ago, the animals we know as elk first entered North America by crossing the Bering land bridge between Asia and Alaska about 120,000 years ago. Scientists believe these animals were actually red deer that migrated from China and Tibet.
About 120,000 years ago, red deer from Asia began to cross the Bering Land Bridge east into North America, and the elk we hunt today are direct descendants of those early nomads.
People came on the scene around 4 million years ago, first as hairy upright apes, and feature prominently in the exhibition right through to the people of 120,000 years ago to the Neanderthals and our own direct ancestors of 30,000 years ago.
"The first book began 120,000 years ago and finished in the 18th century," said Mr Hatton who is a chartered engineer.
The August 1995 Scientific American reported that scientists in the Bahamas had discovered that the last Ice Age began 120,000 years ago with something called the "Madhouse Century." At that time, sea level was the same as it is now, [CO.sub.2] levels were similar and global climate was just a little colder.
Previously, primitive man was thought to have emerged from Africa 120,000 years ago.
They say that this separation started 120,000 years ago and this early separation explains our diversity.
She points to fossils, dating to between 80,000 and 120,000 years ago, found at the Skhul and Qafzeh caves in Israel.
The results showed that the last time that summer temperatures in the Arctic were as warm as they are today was probably about 120,000 years ago, near the end of the last interglacial period.
They found that mammoths nearly went extinct 120,000 years ago when the world warmed up for a while.
Their findings will indicate whether the ice sheet melted at the warmest point between the two most recent global ice ages, around 120,000 years ago, when sea levels rose by up to six metres.