Pliocene epoch


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Pliocene epoch

The last part of the Tertiary period: 5 to 2 million years ago.
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Noun1.Pliocene epoch - from 13 million to 2 million years agoPliocene epoch - from 13 million to 2 million years ago; growth of mountains; cooling of climate; more and larger mammals
Tertiary, Tertiary period - from 63 million to 2 million years ago
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Bison made their way to America by crossing the ancient land bridge that once connected Asia with North America during the Pliocene Epoch, some 400, 000 years ago.
The thickness of this layer is 60 metres and it dates back to the Miocene epoch, in addition to many gas layers dating back to the Pliocene epoch.
The academics say understanding this glacial melting during the Pliocene Epoch may give us insights into how sea levels could rise as a consequence of current global warming.
The researchers said that our upright gait may have its origins in the rugged landscape of East and South Africa which was shaped during the Pliocene epoch by volcanoes and shifting tectonic plates.
The team focused on samples from the Pliocene epoch between 3.