Why was the 'Ice Age' called the Ice Age 

It was  a glacial period during a past geological period that ended about 12,000 years ago.The temperature on the earth during this period was very low that resulted  in the presence or expansion of continental and polar ice sheets and alpine glaciers.It is called so because during this period much proportion of the earth were under extensive ice sheets in both northern and southern hemispheres.

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The ice age was called ice age because at that time Earth was totally covered with ice.
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The Pleistocene epoch is typically defined as the time period that began about 1.8 million years ago and lasted until about 11,700 years ago . the most recent ice age occurred then, as glaciers covered huge parts of planet earth
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The Earth was completely covered by thick layers of ice. So the period is called the 'ICE AGE'...
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