Ice Age Summer: Colorado Front Range, 16,000 Years Ago

Uploaded: Jan. 13, 2014, 1:28 p.m. | Modified: June 22, 2019, 5:20 p.m. | Albums: Ancient Landscapes of Colorado with Denver Museum of Nature and Science
latest Pleistocene, 16,000 years ago. A summer day near Highlands Ranch. In the distance, Mt Evans has glaciers along its flanks.

This preliminary version is part of a joint project between the Interactive Geology Project at the University of Colorado Boulder and the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. The nature paintings at the Colorado Convention Center and Denver Museum of Nature and Science are being animated.

From the painting "Ice Age Summer" (DMNS Ancient Denvers exhibit)(courtesy Kirk Johnson and Jan Vriesen). A special thanks to James Hagadorn and Ian Miller (DMNS) for their input.

Scene is by Joseph Rogers.
Geologic age: 16ka