holocene holocene


  • (n) approximately the last 10,000 years



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  1. "Civilization developed," Hansen writes, "during a period of unusual climate stability, the Holocene, now almost 12,000 years in duration. That period is about to end."
    on Jun 27, 2007 By: James Hansen Source: Earth & Sky

  2. In Nature in 2002 Paul Crutzen wrote an article stating, "It seems appropriate to assign the term 'Anthropocene' to the present, in many ways human-dominated, geological epoch, supplementing the Holocene - the warm period of the past 10-12...
    on Jan 28, 2008 By: Paul Crutzen Source: Nature.com (subscription)

  3. The researchers plan to return to the area for fieldwork to determine the exact age of the lake; though Ghoneim says they know it is "definitely a pre-Holocene lake", which would make it over 11,000 years old.
    on Apr 12, 2007 By: Eman Ghoneim Source: New Scientist (subscription)

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