Describes the characteristics of an ice age, show how fossils of prehistoric animals are found and identified, and looks at cave drawings of animals, frozen remains, and modern excavation techniques
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Ice Age (Pleistocene) mammals have long fascinated both laypersons and paleontologists, and several recent books have treated Ice Age animals of specific regions, i.e., Europe and North America. Sutcliffe's book focuses less on the animals themselves than on the methods used to study the Pleistocene and its faunas. Some of the topics, such as the dating of climatic shifts, are fairly technical. Others, such as the study of frozen carcasses, cave drawings, and animals trapped in tar pits, will interest general readers as well as specialists. Pleistocene studies have become increasingly sophisticated, and Sutcliffe shows well how new methods can increase our knowledge of classic Ice Age faunas. Margery C. Coombs, Zoology Dept., Univ. of Massachusetts, Amherst
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Book Description Harvard University Press, 1986. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110674637771
Book Description Harvard University Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0674637771 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.1189948
Book Description Harvard University Press, 1986. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0674637771