geological era

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Noun1.geological era - a major division of geological time; an era is usually divided into two or more periods
geologic time, geological time - the time of the physical formation and development of the earth (especially prior to human history)
eon, aeon - the longest division of geological time
geological period, period - a unit of geological time during which a system of rocks formed; "ganoid fishes swarmed during the earlier geological periods"
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The changes were so profound, they suggested, that geologists in the future would see a clear break from the previous geological era, the Holocene, to a new one, which they called the Anthropocene.
Each of the variations is named after a different geological era.
The Anthropocene is a way of telling a story about how humanity has affected the planet so profoundly that we've punted ourselves from one geological era to another.
Enter the Age of Man-Elizabeth Kolbert explains the Anthropocene - a new geological era influenced primarily by human activity.
They launched that campaign only two years ago, but to judge from their rhetoric it seems like a relic from another geological era.

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