Thousands of years ago massive glaciers covered North America. They scoured the land and created new features that had a profound effect on how people lived and survived in the past. Today, we still live with the effects of the last glacial period - where we live, how we travel across the land, and even economically. With the discovery of new archaeological sites, the development of new analytical and dating techniques and the willingness of researchers to evaluate new data, archaeologists and scientists can use the principles of glaciation, deglaciation and rebound to understand the past and to envision the ancient landscapes on which people lived and survived for thousands of years. Come explore our website and learn more about the archaeology of North America and beyond during and after the Ice Age! Scroll over any image for further information.
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