Exercise 4-1
The Ice Age - Introduction
George H. Michaels and Brian M. Fagan

This assignment is designed to familiarize you with the amazing and dynamic world of the Earth during the Late Pleistocene. This exercise covers about the last 130,000 years of geologic history. It begins with an animated tour of the world during the last two major glaciations. After the opening sequence, you can view each stage individually by clicking on the right and left arrow buttons on the QuickTime control bar. Below is a menu of other important geographic data that you can study and that pertains to this important time period in human prehistory. As you go through the assignment, remember that we are technically still in the Pleistocene, and the world that we know may be just another interglacial period punctuating Quaternary history.