Also called glacial period, ice age. the geologically recent Pleistocene Epoch, during which much of the Northern Hemisphere was covered by great ice sheets.
any one of the Permian, Carboniferous, Cambrian, or Precambrian glaciations.
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How to use glacial epoch in a sentence
Science teaches that man existed during the glacial epoch, which was at least fifty thousand years before the Christian era.God and my Neighbour | Robert Blatchford
This chart represents the part marked glacial epoch in Fig. 24, with which it should be compared.Prehistoric Man | W. L. H. Duckworth
Was its bed, sea or dry land, or under an ice sheet, during the long ages of the glacial epoch?Scientific Essays and Lectures | Charles Kingsley
The collapse of the bridge at the close of the glacial epoch left the Atlantic abyss effectually dividing the two hemispheres.Influences of Geographic Environment | Ellen Churchill Semple
Post-glacial epoch, in which man lived cotemporaneously with the mammoth and reindeer (Cervus tarandus).A Manual of the Antiquity of Man | J. P. MacLean