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when did the last ice age start and end?
when googling, I found that different websites had very different numbers.
does anyone know the correct answer?
Heya, I'm going to put this in the Geography and Earth Sciences forum for you as you should get more responses there.

You should also check out the forum to see if there's any other threads there which might be helpful to you!

http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/forumdisplay.php?f=83
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It's hard to get a very precise idea because we are relying on inferences from the geological record. The last glacial period or episode (that popularly but incorrectly is called the last ice age) ended around 12,000 years ago. It began around 110,000 years ago, meaning it lasted for just short of 100,000 years.

To be more correct, we are currently in an interglacial period of an ice age that began 2.6 million years ago at the start of the Pleistocene. Why are we still in the ice age? Because three ice sheets still (just about...) exist.

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