Southeast Asia 21, 000 years ago

Southeast Asia 21, 000 years ago

This is what Southeast Asia appears to have been like 21,000 years ago during the Ice Age.

Around 21,000 years ago, Southeast Asia underwent significant transformations during the Last Glacial Maximum, a period characterized by extreme cold and the expansion of ice. At that time, the global average temperature was approximately 6°C (11°F) colder than it is today. Sea levels were also lower, estimated to have been around 125 meters (410 feet) below current levels.


During this period, Island Southeast Asia experienced a greater reduction in land area compared to Mainland Southeast Asia. The land in this region decreased by 45% between 20,000 and 11,000 years ago.


The history of Southeast Asia extends back much further, with human migration and settlement occurring as early as 4000 BCE. People migrated southward from the Asian mainland, establishing communities in Taiwan, the northern Philippines, central and western Indonesia, and other parts of the region.


For more comprehensive information about the history of Southeast Asia, you can consult sources such as Wikipedia and Britannica.



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