- Associated Press - Saturday, January 7, 2017

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A new long-term exhibit featuring mastodons, musk oxen and wooly mammoths has opened at the New York State Museum in Albany.

The exhibit explores the landscape and animals of the Pleistocene, or Ice Ages, in New York.

New York has had several Ice Ages interspersed with warm periods over the last 2 million years. As gigantic glaciers covered the state and then retreated, they created lakes, widened valleys and rounded mountaintops.

The last Ice Age ended 13,000 years ago.

The state museum will have a special educational program the weekend of Jan. 28-29 featuring Ice Age fossils, skulls, bones and glacial sediments.

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