Holocene


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Holocene

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

Holocene

[′hō·lə‚sēn]
(geology)
An epoch of the Quaternary Period from the end of the Pleistocene, around 10,000 years ago, to the present. Also known as Postglacial; Recent.
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On the other hand, confirmation that the valley bottoms were cut at the end of the late Vistulian and possibly also at the beginning of the Holocene was recognized at the mouth of the J3 valley.
These human impacts make the Anthropocene distinct in the stratigraphic record from the Holocene, the researchers concluded.
The Holocene is seen as a period of stable climate, lacking abrupt change and periods of climate getting out of control.
Distribution of organic matter in the transgressive and regressive Holocene sabkha sediments of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
When El Nino disappeared early in the Holocene, human populations on the coast slowly began to increase and to adopt agriculture, mostly crops domesticated elsewhere--gourds, squashes, beans, various tubers, and fruits.
This volume traces changes in the natural world during the Holocene period, including the effects of human-environment relations.
Postdoctoral fellow Chris Sandom said that one of the surprising results is that woodland beetles were much less dominant in the previous interglacial period than in the early Holocene, which shows that temperate ecosystems consisted not just of dense forest as often assumed, but rather a mosaic of forest and parkland.
Besides the evolution of the dominant tree taxa throughout the Holocene in the Mediterranean region, pollen analyses record sporadically the presence of some types (i.e.
Using this method the researchers were able to construct a temperature chart stretching back 11,300 years - back to the beginning of the Holocene epoch.
AS THE HUMAN IMPACT on Earth "cut to the very bone" of deep time, as some have claimed, effectively ending the Holocene Epoch and ushering in what should be called the Anthropocene?