Holocene

Holocene, Current geological epoch, covering the last 11,700 years.

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The Holocene ( HOL-ə-seen, HOL-oh-, HOH-lə-, HOH-loh-) is the current geological epoch. It began approximately 11,650 cal years before present, after the last glacial period, which concluded with the Holocene glacial retreat. The Holocene and the preceding Pleistocene together form the Quaternary period. The Holocene has been identified with the current warm period, known as MIS 1. It is considered by some to be an interglacial period within the Pleistocene Epoch, called the Flandrian interglacial.The Holocene corresponds with the rapid proliferation, growth and impacts of the human species worldwide, including all of its written history, technological revolutions, development of major civilizations, and overall significant transition towards urban living in the present.

Holocene extinction
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Holocene extinction ... The Holocene extinction, otherwise referred to as the sixth mass extinction or Anthropocene extinction, is an ongoing extinction event of species during...

Holocene calendar
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Holocene calendar ... The Holocene calendar, also known as the Holocene Era or Human Era (HE), is a year numbering system that adds exactly 10,000 years to the currently dominant...

The Holocene
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The Holocene ... The Holocene is a peer-reviewed scientific journal that covers research in the field of environmental studies, in particular environmental change over...

Holocene (song)
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Holocene (song) ... "Holocene" is a song by American indie folk band Bon Iver. It was released as the second single from their album Bon Iver, Bon Iver on September 5, 2011...

Holocene climatic optimum
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Holocene climatic optimum ... Altithermal, Climatic Optimum, Holocene Megathermal, Holocene Optimum, Holocene Thermal Maximum, Hypsithermal, and Mid-Holocene Warm Period. This warm period...

Quaternary
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Quaternary ... Pleistocene (2.588 million years ago to 11.7 thousand years ago) and the Holocene (11.7 thousand years ago to today). The informal term "Late Quaternary"...

The Man from Earth: Holocene
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The Man from Earth: Holocene ... The Man from Earth: Holocene is an American science fiction drama film directed by Richard Schenkman and written by Richard Schenkman and Emerson Bixby...

Timeline of extinctions in the Holocene
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Timeline of extinctions in the Holocene ... during the Holocene, the current geologic epoch, ordered by their known or approximate date of disappearance from oldest to most recent. The Holocene is considered...

List of Asian animals extinct in the Holocene
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List of Asian animals extinct in the Holocene ... This list only involves extinctions of the Holocene epoch. Prehistoric extinctions (beginning of the Holocene to 1500 CE) Recent extinctions (1500 AD to...

African humid period
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African humid period ... other names) is a climate period in Africa during the late Pleistocene and Holocene geologic epochs, when northern Africa was wetter than today. The covering...

Holocene glacial retreat
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Quaternary extinction
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Early human migrations
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List of volcanoes in Uganda
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List of volcanoes in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
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List of volcanoes in Kenya
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List of extinct animals of Europe
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Man in the Holocene
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