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The last Ice Age ended about 13 thousand years ago.
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A fjord is a long, narrow inlet with steep sides, created in a valley carved by glacial activity.
A glacier is a large body of ice that forms from snow, and is in constant, slow motion.
The Earth is divided into geographical and climatic zones, which result in the zonation of vegetation.
The Earth's continents have been in constant motion during the history of the planet.
Icebergs are blocks of frozen freshwater floating in the sea.
Due to the Earth´s tilted axis, the angle of the Sun's rays at given latitudes continuously changes during the year.
Structures consisting of enormous stone blocks, dating back thousands of years, are monuments of megalithic cultures.
During freezing hydrogen bonds are formed between water molecules resulting in a crystal structure.
The Great ocean conveyor is a planet-wide system of ocean currents, which has a great influence on the Earth´s climate.
The first dwellings in human history provide a lot of information about the lifestyle of our ancestors.
Large, extinct species of cats named after the shape of their large canine teeth.
Tectonic plates can move in relation to each other.
Standing bodies of water can form in depressions on the surface by both endogenic and exogenic forces, as well as by human activity.
The 'wise man' originated in Africa and dispersed throughout most of the continents.
The ancestors of Arachnida and Crustacea belonged to the class Trilobita.
Extinct proboscidea closely related to today's elephants, often hunted by prehistoric man.
An extinct group of Cephalopoda, with solid external skeletons. They are excellent index fossils.
Long-necked herbivorous dinosaur with a robust body.
The archaeopteryx shows characteristics of both birds and reptiles. It is probably the ancestor of birds.
This animation presents some animals and plants that lived between the Devonian and Permian periods (358–299 million years ago).
Deinonychus antirrhopus, the "terrible claw", was a carnivorous dromaeosaurid dinosaur.
Lateral compressive forces cause rocks to form folds. This is how fold mountains are formed.
The ‘upright man’ used tools and could set fire.
These special dolmens located in present-day Netherlands were built about 5,000 years ago.
A prehistoric amphibian and an early representative of the Tetrapods, which became extinct 360 million years ago.
A prehistoric flying reptile, similar to birds. However, there is no direct evolutionary link between the two.
A type of prehistoric reptile having bony plates on its back, which aided thermoregulation.
A transitional form between fish and tetrapods, or four-limbed vertebrates.
Large carnivores, perhaps the best known of dinosaurs.
A type of herbivorous dinosaur easily recognizable by its large frill and three horns which lived in the Cretaceous period.
Due to the Earth´s tilted axis, the angle of the Sun's rays at given latitudes is continuously changing during the year.
A geyser is a spring characterized by intermittent discharge of water and steam.
This animation presents some interesting facts in social geography.