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How to use Holocene in a sentence
Either way, the terminal Pleistocene and earliest Holocene shows definitive evidence for the recognition of young girls as members of human society.The Beloved Mesolithic Girl - Issue 109: Excavation | Jamie Hodgkins | December 15, 2021 | Nautilus
The Holocene is known as having had a relatively stable climate compared with other time periods.Earth Day: Discussing the Coming Climate Crisis With Heidi Cullen | Dominique Browning | April 22, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
The start of the Holocene also corresponds with the rise of complex human civilizations.Earth Day: Discussing the Coming Climate Crisis With Heidi Cullen | Dominique Browning | April 22, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Indeed, I feel inclined to say that there is no such thing as a Holocene age.Notes on the Fenland | T. McKenny Huges
British Dictionary definitions for Holocene
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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Scientific definitions for Holocene
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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