The End of the Ice Age 5 - Global Environmental Changes

Below you will have available two maps. One shows the distribution of major vegetation zones during the last fullglacial, and the second shows vegetation zones as they exist for us in the Holocene. Toggle back and forth between the two cards and look at the dramatic changes that the global warming had on the distribution of vegetation zones. As you look over this data keep the following questions in mind for your synthesis:

  1. What impact would the dramatic fragmentation of global vegetation zones have on humans and their prey animals and plants?
  2. Given that impact, what sort of changes in survival strategies could you envision those humans making?

Pleistocene Distribution of Major World Vegetation Zones

Modern Distribution of Major World Vegetation Zones

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