Ice Age in the Netherlands
Ice ages were common in the Pleistocene (2.58 million to 11,700 years ago). Warmer moments alternated with bitterly cold periods (glacials). The European country was regularly covered by ice and snow. It also became bitterly cold in the Netherlands with temperatures down to -30c! Yet there was plenty of life to be found on the frozen Dutch soil.
The mammals thrived in the alternating warmer and colder periods, often having a thick coat of hair to keep themselves warm. The most famous inhabitant from this time is undoubtedly the woolly mammoth. But there were also aurochs (the predecessors of our cows), wild boars, (primal) horses, deer and even rhinoceroses.
Set with Dutch history
This set consists of 3 bones from different mammals that lived in the Dutch landscape during the Ice Age. The bones are provided with stickers with the name of the relevant animal. The set contains bones of a wild Horse, Cattle and Deer. They were fished from the North Sea, which was largely dry at that time. A beautiful piece of Dutch history.