Study Guide

Lesson 1
Lesson 2
Chapter 1
Lesson 3
Chapter 2
Lesson 4
Chapter 3
Lesson 5
Chapter 4
Lesson 6
Chapter 5
Lesson 7
Chapter 6, Part 1
Lesson 8
Chapter 6, Part 2
Lesson 9
Chapter 7

Life in the Great Ice Age

Life in the Great Ice Age
by Michael and Beverly Oard

Lesson 8: Chapter 6 (part 2)


Life in the Great Ice Age


Pages 56-61 (Chapter 6, Part 2)

Vocabulary Words:

  • Smilodon
  • Missing link
  • Cro-Magnon
  • Chinook


  1. What methods were used to store and prepare food?
  2. In your own words, explain why remains of both plant- and meat-eaters have been found in the La Brea Tar Pits.
  3. Neanderthals have been thought of as a ‘missing link.’  Why?  List three reasons why Neanderthals should be considered human.
  4. What is a ‘land bridge’?  What caused land bridges to appear?


  1. Write a short paper discussing the creationist view of the origin/disappearance of Neanderthal Man (see p. 59).
  2. Note: ‘The Land Bridge’ section (pp. 60-61) provides a good opportunity for a geography lesson.  Using a map of the world (current), find the various areas described on those pages and ascertain how various animals could have ‘moved’ from the Middle East (where Noah’s Ark landed) to the various continents they now inhabit.  Remember that these are possibilities.  We have no written record of these migrations, but the geological record indicates that these assumptions are reasonable.