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Holocene

The most recent geological epoch, stretching from 12 000 years ago to the present day. See Fisch in H. von Stoch et al., eds (2004).

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A Dictionary of Zoology (5 ed.)

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2020
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... ( Recent , Post-Glacial ) The epoch that covers the last 11 000 years....

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A Dictionary of Geography (5 ed.)

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... The most recent geological epoch , stretching from 11 000 years ago to the present day. The Holocene may be divided into: See K. Alverson ( 2004 ) on global change in the Holocene. During the early Holocene, atmospheric methane (CH 4 ) concentrations gradually decreased and then reversed direction around 5000 years ago. This latter is the late Holocene methane anomaly ; see Singarayer et al. (2011) Nature , 470, 82 for the orbital explanation, and Zhou (2012) Holocene 22, 731 , who ascribes it to the expansion of early rice paddy fields. Early...

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A Dictionary of Geology and Earth Sciences (5 ed.)

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2020

... ( Hallian , Hawera ) Epoch that covers the last 11 000 years. It is often referred to as Recent or Post-Glacial. The Holocene is divided into three ages / stages : Greenlandian , Northgrippian , and Meghalayan . See also flandrian...

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A Dictionary of Plant Sciences (4 ed.)

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2019
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... ( Recent, Post-glacial ) The epoch that covers the last 11 800 years. See also anthropogene ; flandrian...

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A Dictionary of Genetics (8 ed.)

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2014
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... the epoch of the Quaternary period from the end of the Pleistocene to the present time. Neolithic to modern civilization. See geologic time divisions...

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World Encyclopedia

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2004
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... ( Recent epoch ) Division of geological time extending from c .10,000 years ago to the present. It includes the emergence of humans as settled members of communities; the first known villages date from c .8,000 years...

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A Dictionary of Biology (8 ed.)

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...Holocene ( Recent ) The most recent geological epoch of the Quaternary period, comprising roughly the past 11  700 years since the end of the Pleistocene up to the present. It follows the final glacial of the Pleistocene and thus is sometimes known as the Postglacial epoch. Some geologists consider the Holocene to be an interglacial phase of the Pleistocene that will be followed by another glacial. See also anthropocene...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology (2 ed.)

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2009
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... [Ge] The later of two chronostratigraphic units or epochs forming the Quaternary Period (the earlier one is the Pleistocene ), dating from 10 000 years ago down to the present day. The series of deposits represented are simply the latest major interglacial stage following the Devensian Stage at the end of the Pleistocene, known in Britain as the Flandrian although in other areas (rather confusingly) as the Holocene...

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Chris Scarre, Petra Day, Willy Tinner, Angela E. Close, Thomas C. Johnson, and Vaughn M. Bryant

The Oxford Companion To Archaeology (2 ed.)

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2012
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... Introduction Holocene Environments in Europe Holocene Environments in Africa Holocene Environments in the Americas Holocene: Introduction The Holocene is the most recent of the time periods into which the geological history of the earth is divided, and is the latest stage of the Pleistocene or Quaternary Period. It began ten thousand years ago, at the end of the last Ice Age, when rapid rise in temperatures caused an acceleration in the melting of the ice sheets in the northern hemisphere. The meltwaters drained into the oceans and caused a major...

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A Dictionary of Ecology (5 ed.)

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... ( Recent , Post-Glacial ) The epoch that covers the last 10000 years. It is often referred to as the Recent or Post-Glacial. See also Flandrian . See Anthropogene ....

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A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation (3 ed.)

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2017

... The post‐glacial epoch. The most recent phase of geological time within the Quaternary , which began 11 700 years ago, after the end of the Pleistocene ice age when glaciers retreated and sea level rose because of a warmer global climate. Climatic change in the northern hemisphere through the Holocene includes the Climatic Optimum , the Roman Warm Period , Medieval Warm Period , and the Little Ice Age...

The Holocene

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The Oxford Companion to Global Change

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2009
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...VIII) 2,500 to the present. Early Holocene Climate From radiocarbon dating of early Holocene deposits, the start of the Holocene (the Preboreal) has long been placed at approximately 10,000 carbon-14 yr bp , but the radiocarbon-based estimates are younger than the calendar-year estimates spanning the early Holocene. Counting of annual ice layers in the GRIP and GISP2 ice cores yielded ages of 11,550–11,640 and 11,640–11,890 cal yr bp respectively for the transition from the Younger Dryas (Late Pleistocene) to the Holocene ( Johnsen et al., 1992 ; Alley ...

Holocene/Recent

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The Oxford Companion to the Earth

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2003

.../Recent The Holocene is the later of the two epochs of the Quaternary Period, the earlier being the Pleistocene. The Recent Series was proposed for post-glacial deposits by Charles Lyell in 1833 , but the definition of the base of the series is vague at best. It was suggested that deposits formed since the arrival of man should be designated as Recent. The term is synonymous with Holocene, which was the term agreed for the post-Pleistocene by the International Geological Congress of 1885 , but the means by which the base of this division could be...

Holocene In the Sahara

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Encyclopedia of Global Change

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2005
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...north. Figure 2 sums up the preceding observations and allows us to answer some questions: Holocene in the Sahara. Figure 2. Distribution of 560 Holocene Freshwater Bodies throughout the Sahara, According to Radiocarbon Age (top) and Latitude (bottom). • The distribution of radiocarbon ages from Holocene freshwater lacustrine and paludal deposits in the Saharan areas that are presently hyperarid and without any surface water indicates two optimal periods (early Holocene and about 5,000 years ago), a slightly drier episode between 6,700 and 5,500 years ago, and...

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The New Oxford Dictionary for Scientific Writers and Editors (2 ed.)

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2009

... (preferred to Recent) Abbrev.: Hol 1 (adjective) Denoting the fourth and most recent geological epoch of the Neogene period, extending from the last glacial of the Pleistocene to the present time. Also called: Postglacial . 2 (noun; preceded by ‘the’) The Holocene...

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New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary (2 ed.)

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2013
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... • gamine • bromine • thiamine • dopamine • amphetamine • histamine • quinine • strychnine • mezzanine • spalpeen • Philippine • lycopene • gangrene • terrene • silkscreen • windscreen • citrine • Dexedrine • putting green • Benzedrine • pseudoephedrine • Irene , polystyrene • widescreen • sight screen • chlorine , chorine, Doreen, Maureen, Noreen, taurine • smokescreen • rood screen • sunscreen • fluorine • helleborine • Gadarene • Hippocrene • glycerine ( US glycerin), nitroglycerine ( US nitroglycerin) • nectarine • wintergreen •...

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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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2015
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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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2015
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The New Zealand Oxford Dictionary

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2005
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Australian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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2004
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