The Pleistocene Epoch, more commonly referred to as the Ice Age, lasted from 2,600,000 to 11,700 years ago. The Oxfordshire landscape is rich in Pleistocene fossils, thanks in a large part to the River Thames and its tributaries. By studying these fossils, we can reconstruct the Oxfordshire of the past, and learn more about how animal and plant species were able to respond to the Pleistocene's changing climate.
The Brasier Collection housed in the Oxford University Museum of Natural History represents the lifelong work of the late Professor Martin Brasier, who was a pioneer in the study of early life. The collection comprises priceless specimens, including a variety of microfossils, and their associated documentation.
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