What organisms lived during the last ice age?
Animal life in the last Ice Age consisted of a larger diversity of animals closely related to those that live today, including relatives of bears, lions, buffaloes, sloths, and monkeys as well as species known to be extant today. The climate of the time was overall colder in average global temperature, so many types of animals existed that were adapted to the cold (e.g. many types of mammoths); others were adapted towards life on the dry interiors of continents such as North America (e.g. Smilodon cats). A small sampling of extinct species known to have lived in the Ice Age is given below:
Mammuthus primigenius (the woolly mammoth)
Mammuthus columbianii (the Columbian mammoth)
Mammut americanum (the American mastodon)
Smilodon fatalis (the largest Sabre-toothed cat)
Glyptotherium texanum (giant armadillo)
Megatherium americanum(giant ground sloth)
Coelodonta antiquitatis (the woolly rhinoceros)
Arctodus simus (the giant short-faced bear)
Megalodon carcharodon (the giant white shark)
Panthera Leo spelaea (the cave lion)
Homo neanderthalensis (Neanderthal man)
No one knows, or has an proof if people were alive then or what animals survived during the ice age. Fossils and stone tool remnants clearly show that stone age modern humans lived on all continents except antarctica and south America in the last ice age. Fossils identify hundreds of thousands of species of animals living in the last ice age.
Yes, man was alive during the last few ice ages, but mostly living in warmer areas such as Africa, Australia and S E Asia. Fossils and stone tool remnants show that stone age modern humans lived on all the continents except antarctica and south America in the last ice age. At the end of the last ice age they rapidly spread into south America.