Let's Visit Locations in NYC from Prehistoric Times!

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2.6 Million Years Ago Ice Covered NYC

Ancient Bedrock dating back 1.1 billion years and Ridges created from the last Ice Age can be found in our Boroughs Today! 

The Bronx

Click the Map to Look around St. Mary's Playground to Find the Bedrock!

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St Mary's Playground

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Van Cortlandt Park

Pelham Bay



Central Park

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Inwood Park



Forest Park in Woodhaven

Neighborhoods named for their Ice Age Roots

Bay Ridge, Brooklyn

Highland Park, Queens

Hollis Hills

Jamaica Hills


Forest Hills


Cypress Hills

Crown Heights

Prospect Heights

Boerum Hill

Cobble Hill

Park Slope


Bay Ridge

Lighthouse Hill

Arden Heights

Can you tell us where these places are?

Which Borough?

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Animals of NYC during the Prehistoric Era

Which Animal Above is the Coolest? Why?

What do you notice about their fossil? (A fossil is the remains of something that was living- like a bone)