Pleistocene epoch


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Pleistocene epoch

The first (ice age) part of the Quaternary period: 2 to 0.1 million years ago.
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Noun1.Pleistocene epoch - from two million to 11 thousand years agoPleistocene epoch - from two million to 11 thousand years ago; extensive glaciation of the northern hemisphere; the time of human evolution
Age of Man, Quaternary, Quaternary period - last 2 million years
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The fossils are from the "Ice Age," formally known as the Pleistocene Epoch, and are from 50,000 to 200,000 years old, according to Tom Demere, curator of paleontology at the San Diego Natural History Museum.
But generally, mammoths lived on the territory of Kazakhstan during the Pleistocene epoch, but they were destroyed by primitive men," he said.
Edward Stilson's June 28 letter on climate change was informative and I benefited from his scholarly tutorial on the Pleistocene Epoch, interstadial periods, the anthropogenic effect, ocean currents and trigger events.
The last Ice Age occurred during the Pleistocene Epoch, defined as the period that began 1.
The first preserved leafcutter bees from the Pleistocene epoch have turned up in the La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles.
Professor Brown and his colleagues then compiled a database of plants and animals known to exist in the Pleistocene epoch (a period between 2.
Climate-wise, the Earth had begun a drying and cooling trend, culminating in the glaciations of the Pleistocene Epoch, and partially offset by the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum.
A massive woolly rhinoceros skeleton(Lot 325) dates to the Pleistocene Epoch of the Quaternary Period.
Numerous archeological sites occur in the Panhandle of Oklahoma, but only one of them has been reported to include fossils of vertebrates from the Pleistocene epoch.
This skull, readily distinguished by its large brain size and long flat face, ignited a longstanding debate about just how many different species of early Homo lived alongside Homo erectus during the Pleistocene epoch.
This geological basin was carved in the late Pleistocene epoch and its waters are deep and cold.
THE TOPIC: In this grand historical survey, Fukuyama charts the evolution of the state--from the tribes of the Pleistocene epoch to the collapse of the monarchy in 18th-century France.