Beringia’s Lost World

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One summer day during the height of the last Ice Age, a small herd of elk moved through a now-vanished region of lowland above the Arctic Circle, nosing about small woody shrubs like crowberry and Labrador tea. Far to the west lay glacier-capped mountains, and along the plains between, horses, mammoths and caribou wandered through patches of wildflowers—-violet asters, yellow tansies, red burnets. The large animals and other game made good eating for roaming cave lions and cave hyaena, as well as this landscape’s top predator, humans.   Read More

Photo by A.V. Lozhkin, courtesy Wikimedia Commons

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