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Mammoths! Giants of the Ice Age

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You can see woolly mammoths and other ice Age animals at the Royal BC Museum. Photo - Royal BC Museum

You can see woolly mammoths and other ice Age animals at the Royal BC Museum.
Photo – Royal BC Museum

In June, a special exhibit opened at the Royal BC Museum in Victoria. The exhibit is called Mammoths! Giants of the Ice Age.

Visitors can learn about life in British Columbia during the Ice Age. The Ice Age was from 2.6 million to 10,000 years ago.

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The mammoth exhibit is open at the Royal BC Museum until December 31, 2016. For information, go to: www.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca

Story reprinted from The Westcoast Reader newspaper,  September / October 2016

 

A new totem pole for the Haida Gwaii

This is a Haida totem pole. Photo:  fboudville, Creative Commons, Flickr

This is a Haida totem pole.
Photo: fboudville, Creative Commons, Flickr

Adapted from The Vancouver Sun
Level 1

A totem pole is a carved log.

The carvings tell stories and history.

The new totem pole is 14 metres tall.

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