An illustrated afternoon talk on the Ice Age and Woolly Mammoth in Norfolk is being given at Lynn Museum on Wednesday.
It is being delivered by David Waterhouse, curator of Natural History at Norwich Castle.
Thousands of years ago, Lynn and the surrounding area were the stomping grounds for woolly mammoth.
The landscape of Norfolk was extremely different to what it is now, as the earth was in the grip of an ice age and glaciers up to a kilometre thick covered much of northern Britain.
South of these glaciers, animals such as reindeer, woolly rhinos and woolly mammoths thrived as they were adapted to living in cool climates. For thousands of years, mammoth and early humans cohabited in the area, and Stone Age humans often hunted mammoth for food.
The Lynn Museum currently has on display a woolly mammoth tusk and tooth, discovered in Hoveringham, Pentney, as part of its current King’s Lynn on the Map exhibition which runs to the 25th.
The talk looks at the landscape of Norfolk in the Ice Age, how this changed, and what this meant for mammoth populations, including their eventual extinction. Illustrations include reconstructions of how Norfolk and Lynn would have looked during the last ice age.
Advance booking is essential by ringing 01553 775001. The cost is £2.