The End of the Ice Age 4 - Global Physical Phenomena
On the following pages you will find a global series starting with the
height of the last fullgacial period and running through the onset of full
interglacial conditions. You should pay particular attention to the following
things for your written summary:
- Locations of dramatic changes in coastlines due to isostatic rebound
in glaciated areas, and sea level rise in other areas. How might these changes
affect the movement of humans and our ability to locate archaeological sites
from that time?
- What kinds of general effects would the warming have on global weather
patterns? How might those patterns affect humans and/or the animals they relied
on for food, tools, and shelter?
You should particularly focus on the period from 14,000 to 9,000 years B.P.
Wurm/Weichsel/Wisconsin Fullglacial ca.
24,000 years BP
Post Wurm/Weichsel/Wisconsin ca. 19,000
Post Wurm/Weichsel/Wisconsin ca. 14,000
Holocene Period Glaciation and Sea Level
ca. 9,000 - 0 years BP