Key Earth Science Links
Quaternary Period—Pleistocene life
Pleistocene. University of California, Berkeley. Brief summary of life in the Pleistocene, with information about stratigraphy, life, fossil localities, and tectonics of the epoch.
The Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, South Dakota . Mammoth Hot Springs Museum. More than 26,000 years ago, numerous mammoths were trapped in a spring-fed pond in South Dakota. This site is now the world's largest Columbian mammoth exhibit and research center for Pleistocene studies. You can take a virtual tour of the site and see brief explanations of the site? geology and paleontology.
Principia College Mammoth Discovery . Principia College. This site describes a mammoth that was discovered during construction at Principia College, Missouri, in 1999. Learn about the excavation and see fact sheets about the Principia mammoth, as well as mammoth and elephant evolution.
LaBrea Tar Pits. Great site for learning the history and geology of this famous fossil locality in which Pleistocene animals were trapped for all time in tar.
LaBrea Tar Pits. University of California, Berkeley. Summary of the geology and fossils of this famous fossil locality in which Pleistocene animals were trapped for all time in tar.
Utah's Wildlife in the Ice Age. Utah Geological Survey. Good nontechnical summary of conditions and types of animals in the Pleistocene ice ages. Although the title suggests that this is about Utah, the text and illustrations are from across North America.