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Ice Age Europe Magazine

Our Ice Age Europe Magazine highlights a diverse range of activities taking place at some of Europe's most significant prehistoric sites, museums, and visitor centers. It also includes guest contributions from renowned research institutions and UNESCO offices, adding further depth and expertise to its content.

The magazine caters to a wide audience, appealing to visitors seeking an immersive Stone Age experience, heritage site and museum managers, students studying archaeology and earth sciences, as well as funders and academic institutions.

The magazine is now exclusively available online on our website.

View into a cave
Scladina Cave. Photo: Espace Muséal d’Andenne

The Ice Age

The Ice Age was a period characterized by alternating warm and cold phases, with the mammoth steppe serving as a habitat for various large mammals. The causes of these climate cycles remain unresolved, although factors such as changes in the Earth's orbit and atmospheric CO2 levels are believed to play a role. Human evolution thrived during the Ice Age, with important cultural remains found in Europe. Neanderthals and Denisovans were among the human forms that interacted and left genetic traces in modern humans. Archaeological sites and rock art provide glimpses into the lives of Ice Age inhabitants.

Close-up of an archaeologist holding a mason's trowel in hand at an excavation site. In the background, observers are standing.
Archaeological excavation. Archivio MUSE – Museo delle Scienze, Fabio Pupin

Current Research

At all our member sites and museums, research is still ongoing. You can find some exciting projects on our current research page.