As the last Ice Age came to a close, rapid climatic and environmental changes led to a major reorganisation of the fauna and people of northwestern Europe. Species were forced to move, adapt or face extinction. For over a decade, Professor Danielle Schreve from Royal Holloway University of London has been painstakingly excavating a new cave site in the Mendip Hills, which is yielding fascinating insights into animal responses to very abrupt climate change at the end of the last Ice Age. In this recording of a live illustrated lecture (held on March 2nd 2022) Prof Schreve tells the tale of changing landscapes, fauna and early humans in the face of climate change and discusses how this information can be used to support modern conservation initiatives.
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