Origin of Holocene
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The Holocene is known as having had a relatively stable climate compared with other time periods.
The start of the Holocene also corresponds with the rise of complex human civilizations.
Indeed, I feel inclined to say that there is no such thing as a Holocene age.Notes on the Fenland
T. McKenny Huges
- of, denoting, or formed in the second and most recent epoch of the Quaternary period, which began 10 000 years ago at the end of the Pleistocene
- the Holocene the Holocene epoch or rock series
Also called: Recent
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Word Origin and History for holocene
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- The more recent of the two epochs of the Quaternary Period, beginning at the end of the last major Ice Age, about 10,000 years ago. It is characterized by the development of human civilizations. Also called Recent See Chart at geologic time.
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