Quaternary Age

Geologic time research

Quaternary Era

  1. Thick glaciers advance and retreat over much of North America and Europe, parts of South America and Asia, and all of Antarctica. Mammals, flowering plants, and insects dominate land. Modern humans evolved in Africa about 100,000 years ago. Giant mammals of North America and Eurasia become extinct when the Ice Age ended about 10,000 years ago. The Quaternary Period has involved dramatic climate changes, which affected food resources and brought about the extinction of many species. The period also saw the rise of a new predator: man.


The climate at the time was cold, and dry.

Pictures of what the climate might have looked like

Living organisms at the time

Dominate living organisms

Enormous herbivores such as mammoth, mastodon, giant bison and woolly rhinoceros, which were well adapted to the cold. These animals were preyed upon by equally large carnivores such as saber toothed cats, cave bears and direwolves.


The environment at the time had glaciers and ice every where.
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Things travelers might like to see

I think the travelers would like to see the wildlife and the nature.

Travelers should bring.....

Travelers should bring the following

  • Warm clothes

  • Blankets

  • Food

  • Clean water

  • First aid kit (Just in case)

  • Climbing gear (only if you want to climb the mountains or glaciers)

  • Tent

  • Hiking boots
  • Compass
  • Flash light
  • Matches


Travelers might run into a dangerous carnivore such as a saber toothed cats, cave bears and dire wolves. They also could get frost bite from the freezing temperatures. Travelers need to come prepared!