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Natural History Museum, Aarhus

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FACT: The game is based on the exhibition ”Back to the Ice Age” at the Natural History Museum in Aarhus. During the Ice Age, Denmark was partially covered by glaciers.

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The Natural History Museum (Danish: Naturhistorisk Museum) in Aarhus is a Danish museum specializing in natural history. The Natural History Museum is an independent institution financed with contributions from the Ministry of Culture, Aarhus Municipality, Aarhus University and revenues from visitors. The museum is situated in the Aarhus University campus in the district Midtbyen, but also operates a field laboratory and education centre, the Molslaboratoriet, in Mols Bjerge National […] read more

Mammoth Steppe

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FACT: South of the ice was the Mammoth steppe, which stretched from Western Europe, over Siberia, all the way to North America; 10,000 km long and 2,000 km wide.

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During the Last Glacial Maximum, the mammoth steppe was the Earth’s most extensive biome. It spanned from Spain eastwards across Eurasia to Canada and from the arctic islands southwards to China.[2][3][4][5][6] It had a cold, dry climate,[7][6] the vegetation was dominated by palatable high-productivity grasses, herbs and willow shrubs,[3][6][8]and the animal biomass was dominated by the bison, horse, and the woolly mammoth.[7] This ecosystem covered wide areas of the northern part of […] read more

European Saber-Toothed Cat

Homotherium latidens
Scale 7 Diat: carnivore , Hierachy 3
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FACT: The European saber-toothed cats are often wrongly called “saber-toothed tigers”. Saber-toothed cats belong to their own genus.

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Homotherium (also known as the scimitar-toothed cat or scimitar cat)[2] is an extinctgenus of machairodontine saber-toothed cats,[3] often termed scimitar-toothed cats, that inhabited North America, South America, Eurasia, and Africa during the Pliocene and Pleistocene epochs (4 mya – 12,000 years ago), existing for approximately 4 million years.[1][4] It first became extinct in Africa some 1.5 million years ago. In Eurasia it survived until about 30,000 years ago.[5] In South America it is only known from a few remains in the northern […] read more

Woolly Mammoth

Mammuthus primigenius
Scale 9 Diat: herbivore , Hierachy 2
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FACT: The mammoth’s tusks grow throughout life of the mammoth. By counting the growth rings at the thickest point, one can find out how old the mammoth was. They grew about 10 to 20 cm each year.

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The woolly mammoth (Mammuthus primigenius) is an extinct species of mammoththat lived during the Pleistocene epoch, and was one of the last in a line of mammoth species, beginning with Mammuthus subplanifrons in the early Pliocene. The woolly mammoth diverged from the steppe mammoth about 400,000 years ago in East Asia. Its closest extant relative is the Asian elephant. The appearance and behaviour of this species […] read more

Woolly Rhino

Coelodonta antiquitatis
Scale 9 Diat: herbivore , Hierachy 2
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FACT: When horns from woolly rhinos were found in Russia during the 19th century, many believed they were the claws of giant birds, because they were found apart from the rest of the body.

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The woolly rhinoceros (Coelodonta antiquitatis) is an extinct species of rhinocerosthat was common throughout Europe and northern Asia[2] during the Pleistoceneepoch and survived the last glacial period. The genus name Coelodonta means “cavity tooth”. The woolly rhinoceros was a member of the Pleistocene megafauna. The appearance of woolly rhinos is known from mummified individuals from Siberia as well as cave paintings.[4] An adult woolly rhinoceros was typically around 3 to 3.8 […] read more

Arctic Poppy

Papaver radicatum
Scale 5 Diat: photosynthetic , Hierachy 1
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FACT: The flowers of the Arctic poppy fol- lows the sun’s movement across the sky. In this way it increases the temperature inside the flower creating an attractive microclimate for insects seeking warmth.

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Papaver radicatum is a species of poppy known by the common names Arctic poppy, rooted poppy, and yellow poppy. It is circumpolar in distribution and grows in arctic and alpine zones in Europe, North America, and Asia.[2][3] It grows at a latitude of 83°40’N on Kaffeklubben Island,[4] making it one of the northernmost plants in the world. It appears on the Coat […] read more