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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Dating back to the Devonian period, a geological era known as the age of fishes, it was found in the walls of clay quarries in China, near the town of Xinhang, in the country's Anhui province.
According to Harish Chauhan, curator State Museum, the fossil belongs to the Mesozoic geological era.
Explore different types of limestone rocks dating back to the third geological era in the rock garden.
The Anthropocene is a new geological era with environmental conditions that humanity has never before experienced.
The massive transformation enacted by humanity is also why our geological era, which is akin to the operating system on which the living world depends, recently had its name updated to the "anthropocene" - the age of humanity.
Human beings are just entering a new geological era that many researchers refer to as the Anthropocene, the period in which human activity strongly influences the climate and environment.
Today, the human imprint is so deep and pervasive that scientists, policymakers, and society are considering whether human-caused changes are affecting the geological record over the long term -- whether we are, in fact, living in a new geological era called the Anthropocene.
This new book reads as a self-help guide for a generation of (very) smart ecowarriors not sure what to make of the new geological era that scientists have christened the Anthropocene.
The scientists are calling the age of the stalagmite growing over the pelvis, which they put at about 11,300 years old, plus or minus a few hundred years, the "minimum age for the skeleton." That would place the remains right at the beginning of the Holocene epoch, which is the current geological era. If it is older, closer to the 13,000-year-old estimate, it would be in the preceding Pleistocene epoch.
Our planet has entered a new geological era which environmentalist Bill McKibben has coined as the Anthropocene era.
We are the apparent purpose of existence itself to the point where we have now named a geological era 'the Anthropocene' after ourselves.
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.

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