About This Site

This site provides information about the Wisconsinan glaciation, also known as the "last Ice Age" in the Midwestern U.S. Here, you will find information about the plants and animals that lived in the Midwest between roughly 110,000 and 13,000 years ago. You will also learn more about what glaciers are, how they operate, and how they change the landscape. Finally, you will learn more about how scientists reconstruct the past using evidence from fossils, isotopes, plant remains, and changes in the landscape. 
The exhibit was produced by the Illinois State Museum, Bonnie Styles, Director.
Web Development: Stacey Lengyel
Content Development: Stacey Lengyel and Chris Widga
Content and Technical consultants: Erich Schroeder, Eric Grimm, Pietra Mueller, Jeff Saunders. 
Copyright 2015 Illinois State Museum. All text and images in this exhibit are the property of the State of Illinois. Educational use is encouraged; however, any commercial duplication without prior written consent of the ISM is prohibited.