by Katrin Hieke
Ice Age Europe Day 2020
In 2020, like everywhere, everything changed for the members of the Ice Age Europe network and thus the network itself.
Our network meetings, which have brought us together at different Ice Age locations since 2013 twice a year, had to happen online now and many of our plans had to be put on hold. Meanwhile, the members exchange best practices, ideas and tips on how to deal with the Covid-19 crisis.
After many hard months, however, it was time to celebrate our shared heritage and our network: Our 3rd international Ice Age Europe Day took place on September 20th, 2020! Many members made wonderful offers for visitors that day: and not only in the museums and sites themselves, but also online!
Some examples of the programme are available on our website: https://www.ice-age-europe.eu/learn-and-discover/ice-age-europe-day.html.
The Museum of Altamira even commissioned a video of their own to celebrate our network. "Weaving Networks in the Ice Age" follows the heartbeat of the animals that lived with our ancestors - mammoths, cave bears, saber-toothed tigers, horses and bison - connecting our Ice Age heritage sites across the continent when Europe did not have borders beyond the natural ones.