Holocene


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Hol·o·cene

 (hŏl′ə-sēn′, hō′lə-)
adj.
Of, relating to, or being the epoch of geologic time from about 12,000 years ago to the present, the more recent of the two epochs of the Quaternary Period. It began at the end of the last Ice Age and is characterized by the development of human civilizations. See Table at geologic time.
n.
The Holocene Epoch.

Holocene

(ˈhɒləˌsiːn)
adj
(Geological Science) 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
n
(Geological Science) the Holocene the Holocene epoch or rock series
Also called: Recent

re•cent

(ˈri sənt)

adj.
1. of late occurrence, appearance, or origin; lately happening, done, made, etc.: recent events.
2. of or belonging to a time not long past.
3. (cap.) Geol. noting or pertaining to the present epoch, originating at the end of the glacial period, about 10,000 years ago, and forming the latter part of the Quaternary Period; Holocene.
n.
4. Also called Holocene. (cap.) Geol. the Recent Epoch.
[1525–35; < Latin recent- (s. of recēns) fresh, new]
re′cent•ness, n.
re′cent•ly, adv.
syn>: See modern.

Hol·o·cene

(hŏl′ə-sēn′, hō′lə-sēn′)
The more recent of the two epochs of the Quaternary Period, beginning at the end of the last 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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Noun1.Holocene - approximately the last 10,000 years
Age of Man, Quaternary, Quaternary period - last 2 million years
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A preliminary estimation of the time interval for the seismic event covers the period from the early up to the late Holocene.
The limbs and plunging formations are Early Eocene Drug rubbly limestone and Baska gypsum and shales of Chamalang (Ghazij) Group, Middle Eocene Habib Rahi limestone, Domanda shale, Pirkoh marl/limestone and Drazinda shale of Kahan Group, Oligocene Chitarwata (ferruginous sandstone, conglomerate and shale), Miocene Vihowa (red muds and sandstone) and Litra (greenish grey sandstone with some red muds) and Pliocene Chaudhwan (alternated sandstone and maroon muds) of Vihowa Group and Pleistocene Dada (conglomerate) and Holocene Sakhi Sarwar (clays, sandstone and conglomerates) ofSakhi Sarwar Group.
According to the Journal of Archaeological Science, Volume 30, Issue 6, June 2003 issue, excavations of a late Holocene village uncovered tens of thousands of red elderberry seeds.
If eventually approved by the International Commission on Stratigraphy--the gatekeepers of geologic time--and the Executive Committee of the International Union of Geological Sciences, the Anthropocene would cut short the Holocene Epoch, which has reigned since the end of the last glacial period around 11,700 years ago.
2000 years of organic matter accumulation to examine the effect on trace elements and nutrients of a seabird colony that existed in northern Baffin Bay during the Holocene Thermal Maximum (ca.
However, from our study of the Holocene and earlier interglacial climates it is possible to infer the climatic results of the continuing interplay between the changing astronomical position of the Earth, solar irradiance variations and episodic volcanic activity.
It is particularly significant that Locality 1 is the only site known to the present authors where a Pleistocene evaporite, in contrast to the Holocene sabkha evaporites, is exposed in the UAE.
7) The Holocene began about 11,400 years ago, as the Pleistocene Epoch, or Ice Age, came to an abrupt halt and the world warmed.
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.
LATE GLACIAL AND HOLOCENE ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE INFERRED FROM THE PARAMO OF CAJANUMA IN THE PODOCARPUS NATIONAL PARK, SOUTHERN ECUADOR
This volume traces changes in the natural world during the Holocene period, including the effects of human-environment relations.