The above map represents a time in Europe's history where you could travel over land from the continent of Europe to Britain and Ireland
And the animals below roamed over these lands with white European Ice Age hunters, there were no nations as we know today, no country called Ireland, Brittan, Germany, Russia, Spain, yet there were nations, tribal nations. These are groups of people who came together who controlled, protect their members of the community and hunting areas from other tribes. This would have occurred from the first people that moved into Europe
The Animals below are the Animals they hunted and some of these animals, Bears, Lions hunted some of these human hunters. We must remember that wolves lived during this period would have most likely hunted man when given the opportunity, but over the centuries we wiped out these particular wolves and the ones that walk among us today are the timid ones.
So, if i have this right... Earth has been in a continuous Ice Age for about 3 Million years now, with the warmer inter-glacial periods averaging 15,000 years long, and the glacial periods averaging more like 100,000 years? And with archeologists estimating the current modern human form being some 80,000 to 100,000 years old, older hominid forms prior to modern man, like Cro-magnon or Neanderthals, being less anatomically evolved. Not that remnants of the Neanderthal race have entirely disappeared... Modern humans carry about 2% Neanderthal DNA in them. So if over the next few thousand years the Milankovich Cycle sends Earth back into the glacial period for 100k years, what would work migration of 10 Billion people & warfare be like given the inability to live in glacial areas?
Many Europeans (Whites) know very little about the animals their ancient ancestors hunted and the following images can help in remedying this.There were a diverse number of animals that European Caucasians hunted throughout the Ice Age including Bison, Wild Horses, Cave Lions, Cave Bears, Wolves, Wild Cattle, Red Deer, Roe Deer, Fallow Deer, Beaver and Mammoth Elephants.
The animals of Europe are very similar to, or the same as animals found in North America. Europe also has Beaver, Lynx, as well as a number of deer including Reindeer, Elk (known as a Moose in USA and Canada), Black and Brown Bears, White Swans, Hares and Rabbits, Wolverines, Stout and Weasels.
Europe's animals have had some irreversible extinctions including the Cave Bear, Woolly Mammoth, Woolly Rhinoceros and Giant Deer. Scientists have spent considerable time on re-wilding initiatives in Europe with plans to reinvigorate the megafauna populations. They have successfully reintroduced European Bison (pictured right). In the Ice Age bison lived on open tundra, today they live in forest areas and during the First World War the numbers were decimated and only through careful and selective breeding have their numbers risen to roughly 3,000 today.
They have also successfully brought back the Musk Oxen into Scandinavian regions. The Brown bear (pictured left), are found in North America, and Europe.
Hairy Rhino (pictured right) ,unfortunately the Woolly Rhino is now extinct, its skeletons are found occasionally.
The Permafrost of Siberia in Russia Hides the Mummified Remains of Ice Age Animals.
The thick permafrost in Russian Siberia hides the mummified remains of ice age animals. In some cases, entire buried carcasses that have been shrunken and desiccated down to a natural mummified state have been dug up. Here are 10 such frozen mummies that tell us how these animals lived and looked during the Ice Age.
"Did you ever wake up from a long nap feeling a little disoriented, not quite knowing where you were? Now, imagine getting a wake-up call after being "asleep" for 42,000 years."
this makes a lot of sense. If they were anything at all like elephants, mammoths would need an enormous amount of grassland to thrive. A widespread change to that ecosystem would be all that was necessary to doom them. Hunting? Sure, but how many Homo Sapiens people that area even today? Siberia isnt exactly Macau or the Netherlands!
Many a time the thick permafrost of Siberia and Alaska hides the mummified remains of many types of large and small ice age animals. In some cases, entire buried carcasses that have been shrunken and desiccated down to a natural mummified state have been dug up. Here is an updated list of 17 such frozen mummies that tell us how these animals lived and looked through the Ice Age.
1- Steppe Bison known as Blue Babe … 36,000 Years old Carcass
2- Cave Lion Cub (Boris, male) … 50,000 Years old carcass
3- Cave Lion Cub (Sparta, female)… 26,000 Years old carcass
4- Sasha, Baby Woolly Rhinoceros … 10,000 Years old carcass
5- The Yuka Mammoth … 39,000 Years old carcass
6- Cave bear ... 39,000 Years Old Carcasses
7- The Kolyma Woolly Rhinoceros …39,000 Years old carcass
8- The Yukagir Bison … 9,300 Years old carcass
9- Siberian Horse Foal … 40,000 Years old Carcass
10- Sopkarga mammoth (Zhenya Mammoth) …. 48,000 Years old carcass
11- Ice Age Wolf Puppy … 50,000 Years old Carcass
12- Abyysky Woolly Rhinoceros… 20,000 Years old carcass
13- The Yukagir Mammoth … 22,500 Years old carcass
14- Lyuba The Woolly Mammoth … 41,800 Years old carcass
15- Dogor Ice Age Canid … 18,000* Years old carcasses
A perfectly preserved foal belonging to the extinct Lenskave horse species was dug from its icy grave in the Batagai depression or crater in Russia earlier this month. Scientists stumbled across the immaculately preserved youngster when they were working on the remains of ancient woolly mammoths and hope that by studying the remains they can recreate an image of the landscape 40,000 years ago.
Spring brown bear hunting on the Alaska Peninsula. Billy and hunter, Bobby Morgan, watch and film a giant boar fight a sow and kill her young cubs. Billy and Bobby stalk the old boar the following morning.
"The cave bear (Ursus spelaeus) was a species of bear that lived in Europe and Asia during the Pleistocene and became extinct about 24,000 years ago during the Last Glacial Maximum. Both the word "cave" and the scientific name spelaeus are used because fossils of this species were mostly found in caves. The cave bear's range stretched across Europe; from Spain and Great Britain in the west, Italy, parts of Germany, Poland, the Balkans, Romania and parts of Russia, including the Caucasus; and northern Iran."
"Between the years 1917 and 1923, the Drachenloch cave in Switzerland was excavated by Emil Bächler. The excavation uncovered more than 30,000 cave bear skeletons. The unusual finding in a deep chamber of Basua Cave in Savona, Italy, is thought to be related to cave bear worship by Neanderthals, as there is a vaguely zoomorphic stalagmite surrounded by clay pellets."
Picture on the right showing wild Cattle and horses was paintedover 15,000 years ago by Ice Age Europeans, and this cave complex can be found in Southwest France and contains some of the most remarkable Palaeolithic cave paintings in the world.
Paleontologists are struggling to salvage precious prehistoric bones discarded by mammoth-ivory hunters in Russia's remote Yakutia region. When hunters extract valuable tusks from the skeletons of the ancient buried animals, they also destroy evidence of past life on Earth. Scientists can't stop this illegal work, but they bargain and scavenge to preserve natural history. Originally published at - https://www.rferl.org/a/mammoth-tusks...
Wild Wolverine filmed from Lake/Paradise/Forest Hide at Wildlife Safari Finland. My attempt to show the day of the Wolverine which are very afraid of Bears and mostly come when it is dark to eat before the Bears comes.
These are the 10 Interesting Facts About Wolverines You Must Know. Here, we are presenting interesting facts about Wolverines which is a beautiful animal in the nature. It is not about Wolverines movie or Wolverines red dawn but the secret information about Wolverines is as interesting as Wolverines vs deadpool. If you are Wolverines' biggest fan you will like this video.
Video of a wolverine attacking and badly hurting a reindeer. We can see the reindeer fighting hard against the wolverine, but the wolverine jumps up and bites the reindeer in the neck. The reindeer barely escapes after the film ends, with severe injuries. The video is considered extremely rare, almost no footage at all exists of a wolverine hunting!
"When modern humans first wandered into Europe some 50,000 years ago, this snaggle-toothed cat was there to greet them.
Painstaking genetic analysis of a jawbone dredged up from the bottom of the North Sea has now confirmed the theory that the so-called scimitar cat Homotherium latidens lived in Europe much longer than previously believed.
Until recently, the earliest fossil of a Homotherium in the region dated to about 300,000 years ago, and many paleontologists had assumed that’s when the large cat went locally extinct."
"Cave Lions once lived all across Europe, Asia and even in North America and were clearly important to early humans. But what did these animals look like? Why did they go extinct? And how did people interact with them?"
When you look at this picture and see a man at 83kg and a lion ranging from 180 to 400kg, it would make you question how people back then defended themselves against lion attacks. Today's so-called experts have said the Neanderthals only had spear stabbers, not throwing spears. Many find it hard to believe Neanderthals didn't have a type of throwing weapon. I think they would have used wooden spear thrower to deliver wooden sticks with sharp points to hunt game and to defend themselves. Lions and Wolves must have killed many Neanderthals and Ice Age White Europeans.
Ice Age White Europeans painted female and male lions in Europe.
Very interesting! Pleistocene megafauna, particular those in Europa, always fascinated me. Even wrote my final project on them. Cave lions are fascinating for sure. Would you perhaps cover some of their fellow megafauna from that time and place? Such as their fierce rivals, the cave hyenas? Some new research suggests that cave hyenas were the most common and dominant predator of Pleistocene Europe. Here's a compliation of scources. https://www.deviantart.com/anonymousllama428/journal/Mammoth-steppe-carnivore-ecology-645479135 It also has, in addition to hyenas, also some pretty interesting information on the likes of bears, dholes, homotheriums, cave lions, cave leopards and wolves.
Ice Age Lion
Third picture, Extinct baby cave lions, discovered in Siberia
An analysis of the microscopic wear on the teeth of the legendary “man-eating lions of Tsavo” reveals that it wasn’t desperation that drove them to terrorize a railroad camp in Kenya more than a century ago.
It's been proven in recent years that after testing the skulls that they didn't kill anywhere near 135 people. One lion killed roughly 40 people and the other about half of that. Both of the lions' had missing canines so they couldn't hunt their usual prey. The cave from the movie was a burial site, not a den where the lions lived and ate. Their skulls and hides are in the Fields Museum in Chicago. Great movie but a lot of liberties were taken to make it seem much worse than the truth.
Capercaillie display in Mykland county in Froland, Norway. The capercaillie male had 20 matings this day. Tiurleik i Mykland våren 2010. På denne leiken var det 7 tiur og trolig omkring 20 røy. Denne dagen paret sjefen 20 ganger.
He just keeps going around displaying and the females are all ready to mate with him and he just walks around them like they aren't there. The look on the females faces is: what the heck I said OK let's go and you just walk away. Maybe he has to rejuvenate himself after each mating.
Ravens - Intelligent Rascals of the Skies | Free Wildlife Documentary
Hardly any other species of bird has preoccupied mankind quite as much as corvids. They are exceptionally curious, teachable and intelligent birds. Ravens are the only birds that not only use tools, but also make them themselves. Many live in close, social structures and remain with one partner throughout their lives. This HD production presents many new and fascinating insights into the world of corvids: Alpine choughs in the winter world of the high mountains, rook colonies in towns, or the small, intelligent jackdaw, jays, hooded crows and of course, the king of the corvids, the northern raven. The raven is not just the world's largest songbird, but increasingly continues to surprise science due to its extraordinary intelligence.
Fables and Facts about RAVENS. If they had magical powers and could turn into humans, they’d be the kid in your class who never does homework, and when they’re asked to review yesterday’s assignment, they recite Aristotles. And somehow, they’ll get away with it because they’ll cock their heads, shake those velvety black feathers ? and charm everyone. Mischievous smart.We’ve curated a small list of mystical tales, trivia and legends swirling about these carrions.
1. Considered to be birds of the gods. Odin, highest of the Norse Gods, sent his two ravens out into the world to collect information for him. He was also able to transform himself into a raven
2. In many cultures and religions throughout the centuries, ravens are symbols of wisdom and age old knowledge. Along with wolves, ravens are considered divine creatures
3. According to legend, the Kingdom of England will fall if the ravens of the Tower of London are removed. At least six ravens are in residence and have been for centuries (except for once and then the kingdom did fall)
4. In Europe during Medieval times, ravens became outcasts and symbols of foreboding and death. So, of course, the population was decimated. Who told them to do it? The church. ?
5. The raven also has a prominent role in the mythologies of the indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest. Myth says one raven is the creator raven, responsible for bringing the world into being and who is sometimes considered to be the individual who brought light to the darkness. The other is the childish raven, always selfish, sly, conniving, and hungry.
6. In Greek mythology, ravens are associated with Apollo, the god of prophecy. Apollo sent a white raven, or crow to spy on his lover, Coronia. When the raven brought back the news that Coronis had been unfaithful to him, Apollo scorched the raven in his fury, turning the animal's feathers black. That's why ravens are black today.
7. Ravens are considered to be among the world's most intelligent animals.
8. Remarkable trivia: They hide nuts. And months later remember exactly where they hid it.
9. They cluster together at night. Crows gather in large communal roosts numbering between 200 and tens of thousands of individuals during non-breeding months, particularly in the winter.
10. Crows and Ravens have demonstrated the ability to distinguish individual humans by recognizing facial features.
11. Crows vs Ravens: they have a lot of similarities. Both are extremely intelligent and playful. Ravens have at least 7 different calls and can imitate the calls of other birds. Stunt flying is also part of their repertoire: flying upside down, barrel-rolling, somersaults. You know, to impress. How kickass is that? Enjoy! Available worldwide except GAS
"Hardly any other species of bird has preoccupied mankind quite as much as corvids. They are exceptionally curious, teachable and intelligent birds. Ravens are the only birds that not only use tools, but also make them themselves."
The severed head of a wolf that died about 40,000 years ago has been found in Siberia perfectly preserved in the Siberian permafrost.
Press AssociationJune 14, 20195:11am
Russian scientists have found the furry head of an Ice Age wolf perfectly preserved in the Siberian permafrost.
The head, which died 40,000 years ago, was discovered in the Russian Arctic region of Yakutia.
Valery Plotnikov, a top researcher at the local branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, said the animal belonged to an ancient subspecies of wolf that lived at the same time as the mammoths and became extinct alongside them.
Scientists said it was an adult, about 25 per cent bigger than today's wolves, but did not say whether it was male or female.
Mr Plotnikov called the discovery unique because scientists previously only had found wolf skulls without tissues or fur, while this head has ears, a tongue and a perfectly preserved brain. END
Wolves in Chernobyl Dead Zone Wolves and other wildlife are living in the 30km 'dead zone,' which still surrounds the remains of the reactor in the city of Chernobyl near Belarus. This video shows bison, wild horses, beavers, bears, lynx and wolves that were hunted by Europeans many centuries ago
Brown bear hunting Bear hunting has long traditions in Scandinavia. It is a very thrilling hunt, but maybe not suitable for anyone. You've got to have guts!
Brown bear hunting and the Sami traditions and mythology "Listen to your ancestors. Listen to tales from an age gone by - a long, long time ago as the legend goes there was a time when animals could talk when they behaved like us. There was a time when even the plants and the stones had a voice, a time when plants and animals were our brothers and sisters. There was a time when we worshiped the bear... a creature that has always lived side by side with us"
" David Attenborough is in the Swiss Jura Mountains to discover the secrets of a giant. Beneath his feet lies a vast network of tunnels and chambers, home to a huge empire of ants. It is believed to be one of the largest animal societies in the world, where over a billion ants from rival colonies live in peace. Their harmonious existence breaks many of the rules for both ants and evolution, and raises some important questions."
"In Bohemia, at the very heart of Europe, south of the Golden City of Prague and guarded by medieval castles, lies a hidden mosaic of lakes and gently flowing rivers, of misty forests and mysterious peat bogs."
This important wetland, shaped both by nature and man, is a magnet for plant, animal life and blue frogs and carp fist are caught for eating.
"The wide, often untouched wilderness of the Baltic hinterland is home to many animals. More than 350 brown bears live in the primeval forests of Alutaguse. In the spring, the Soomaa National Park transforms into a huge lake. Europe's widest waterfall is located in Latvia. In the beginning of May, vimba bream follow the course of the River Venta. More than 1000 wolves go on the hunt in Latvia's forests"
"Gentle, green meadows, rugged rock faces, mysterious lakes, dense forests, tall mountains, low-lying river deltas, quietly meandering mountain streams and smack dab in the middle, a unique fauna - Switzerland is an alpine country, with rare, selected animal species and present their behavioural patterns, such as the Swiss or Arven jay, the lynx and albino catfish."
It has been revered as the symbol of fortitude, wisdom, perseverance, and power of resistance. Its life cycle comprises almost 10 human life spans and provides space for more than 500 different species of animals and plants. It is the tree of trees: the oak tree.
I was trying to imagine how many old oaks and other hard wood trees were used to build ships of all kinds throughout history, trees were instrumental in the development of civilization, not to mention trees replenish the oxygen we breath….
So you think you've had strawberries- but have you had WILD STRAWBERRIES? Imagine the most delicious, tangy, sweet, juicy, and *strawberry* tasting strawberry you've ever had and then multiply it by ten! Then you'd come close to the flavor of a wild strawberry. As Wren, our narrator behind today's video puts it:
"Some people measure their riches in expensive cars, nice vacation homes, or luxury clothing. But that’s only stuff that you can buy with money. When I stand in my secret berry patch with a handful of strawberries, or when I look at a freezer full of wild berries tucked away, waiting the blustery winter day when I bring them out to give us a breath of spring-hope, I feel blessed beyond measure, and rich in something that no dollar could buy."
We all love sheep! Who doesn’t love sheep? They’re cute, they’re fluffy- they give us wool! And let us not forget how charming and cute Aardman’s Shaun the Sheep is! But some sheep aren’t identical, like Dolly. Some are very, very unique and strange. THESE are sheep you won’t believe actually exist!