The most difficult prehistory riddlesNature quiz
What is the literal meaning of the word mammoth in Siberian languages?
The word mammoth comes from the mythology of the Siberian peoples who believed they lived underground - as dead ones were found in the ground from time to time.
When was the Great Britain separated from the European continent and became an island?
About 10 million years ago
About 1 million years ago
About 100,000 years ago
About 8,000 years ago
Until about 14,000 years ago, Great Britain was joined to Ireland, and as recently as 8,000 years ago it was joined to the continent by a strip of low marsh leading to what are now Denmark and the Netherlands. Great Britain became an island at the end of the last glacial period when sea levels rose due to the combination of melting glaciers and the subsequent isostatic rebound of the crust.
What extinct animal did this skull belong to?
to golden toad
to armoured fish
Dunkleosteus is an extinct genus of arthrodire placoderm fish that existed during the Late Devonian period, about 358–382 million years ago. Some of which are among the largest placoderms to have ever lived. The largest species, D. terrelli grew up to 6 m (19.7 ft) long and 1 t (1.1 short tons) in weight. Numerous fossils of the various species have been found in North America, Poland, and Morocco.
When did the woolly mammoth become extinct?
The woolly mammoth was the last among mammoth species. They have vanished from Europe and southern Siberia about 10,000 years ago, but a small population survived on the St. Paul Island, Alaska, up until 3750 BC, and the small mammoths of Wrangel Island survived until 1650 BC. They were still around when the Egyptian Pyramids were being built.
That's the skeleton of the largest known ground sloth. What was its size?
2 m long and 300 kg of weight
3 m long and 1.5 t of weight
4 m long and 3 t of weight
6 m long and 4 t of weight
Megatherium is one of the largest land mammals known to have existed, weighing up to 4 tonnes and measuring up to 6 m in length from head to tail. It is the largest known ground sloth, as big as modern elephants, and would have only been exceeded in its time by a few species of mammoth.
Where is the alleged "Eve's Tomb"?
in Saudi Arabia
The Tomb of Eve is an archeological site located in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. It is considered by some Muslims to be the burial place of Eve. In 1975, the site was also sealed with concrete by religious authorities, who disapprove of pilgrims praying at tombs. The object is not available to tourists.
What is a Fertile Crescent or Golden Corner
Ancient land located on the Nile
Found in 2011, the treasures of the Ashanti people
royal insignia of the pharaohs
cradle of the Middle East civilization
The Fertile Crescent, or Golden Horn, is a strip of lands with greater fertility, stretching from Egypt through Palestine and Syria to Mesopotamia. Thanks to the favorable conditions, the first agricultural areas were created here (about 10,000 years BC). During the Neolithic Revolution wheat, millet and barley were grown here. The first animals were domesticated here. Later civilizations of Mesopotamia and ancient Egypt developed.
Which mountains are among world's oldest?
The Urals are among the world's oldest extant mountain ranges. For its age of 250 to 300 million years of age, the elevation of the mountains is unusually high. They were formed during the Uralian orogeny due to the collision of the eastern edge of the supercontinent Laurussia with the young and rheologically weak continent of Kazakhstania, which now underlies much of Kazakhstan and West Siberia west of the Irtysh, and intervening island arcs. The collision lasted nearly 90 million years in the late Carboniferous – early Triassic.
This is a photo of the most important heritage site of a certain country, taken in 1923. Where is it?
Newgrange is a prehistoric monument built about 3200 BC, during the Neolithic period, which makes it older than Stonehenge and the Egyptian pyramids. In the 1970s, the area was cleared and the front of the monument was reconstructed, although some have questioned this move.