Pleistocene

Pleistocene, First epoch of the Quaternary Period.

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The Pleistocene ( PLYSE-tə-seen, -⁠toh-, often colloquially referred to as the Ice Age) is the geological epoch that lasted from about 2,580,000 to 11,700 years ago, spanning the world's most recent period of repeated glaciations. Before a change finally confirmed in 2009 by the International Union of Geological Sciences, the cutoff of the Pleistocene and the preceding Pliocene was regarded as being at 1.806 million years Before Present (BP). Publications from earlier years may use either definition of the period. The end of the Pleistocene corresponds with the end of the last glacial period and also with the end of the Paleolithic age used in archaeology. The name is a combination of Ancient Greek πλεῖστος (pleīstos, "most") and καινός (kainós (latinized as cænus), "new".

Pleistocene Park
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Pleistocene Park ... Pleistocene Park (Russian: Плейстоценовый парк) is a nature reserve on the Kolyma River south of Chersky in the Sakha Republic, Russia, in northeastern...

Late Pleistocene
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Late Pleistocene ... The Late Pleistocene is an unofficial age in the international geologic timescale in chronostratigraphy, also known as Upper Pleistocene from a stratigraphic...

Quaternary extinction
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Quaternary extinction ... transition from the Pleistocene to the Holocene epoch (13,000 BCE to 8,000 BCE). This extinction wave did not stop at the end of the Pleistocene, continuing,...

Pleistocene megafauna
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Pleistocene megafauna ... Pleistocene megafauna is the set of large animals that lived on Earth during the Pleistocene epoch and became extinct during the Quaternary extinction...

Early Pleistocene
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Early Pleistocene ... The Early Pleistocene is an unofficial sub-epoch in the international geologic timescale in chronostratigraphy, being the earliest (or lowest) division...

Pleistocene rewilding
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Pleistocene rewilding ... Pleistocene rewilding is the advocacy of the reintroduction of extant Pleistocene megafauna, or the close ecological equivalents of extinct megafauna...

Pleistocene wolf
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Pleistocene wolf ... The Pleistocene wolf (Canis lupus), sometimes referred to as the Late Pleistocene wolf or megafaunal wolf, is an extinct Late Pleistocene – early Holocene...

Plio-Pleistocene
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Plio-Pleistocene ... The Plio-Pleistocene is an informally described geological pseudo-period, which begins about 5 million years ago (mya) and, drawing forward, combines...

Panthera spelaea
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Panthera spelaea ... across western Europe and the other was restricted to Beringia during the Pleistocene. Lion-like pantherine felids first appeared in the Tanzanian Olduvai...

Chibanian
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Chibanian ... of Middle Pleistocene, is an age in the international geologic timescale or a stage in chronostratigraphy, being a division of the Pleistocene epoch within...

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Homo heidelbergensis
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Pliocene
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Pleistocene coyote
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Mid-Pleistocene Transition
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Toba catastrophe theory
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Settlement of the Americas
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Quaternary
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