- after a given glacial epoch, especially the Pleistocene.
Origin of postglacial
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The Gschnitz stage in the Alps or second Postglacial advance.
Period of the first Postglacial interval or Achen retreat of the glaciers in the Alpine region.
Daun stage of Postglacial retreat; Europe with a milder climate and forest and meadow fauna like that of early historic times.
The postglacial cut through the moraine is about ninety feet deep.
In the former case the present drainage is through valleys which are preglacial in some places, and postglacial in others.
- formed or occurring after a glacial period, esp after the Pleistocene epoch
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- Relating to or occurring during the time following a glacial period.
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