Of or pertaining to the epoch, or the deposits, following the Tertiary, and immediately preceding man.
The Pleistocene epoch, or deposits.
The earlier of the two epochs of the Quaternary period starting 2 to 3 million years before the present and ending about 10,000 years ago. It was a time of glacial activity.
the latest major geological epoch, colloquially known as the "Ice Age" due to the multiple expansion and retreat of glaciers. Ca. 3.000,000-10,000 years B.P.
an epoch of the Quaternary period, after the Pliocene of the Tertiary and before the Holocene. Pleistocene was between about 80,000 and 10,000 years before the present time.
in the geologists parlance, "the first epoch of the Quaternary Period." In more common usage, the Ice Age. The topography, soils, and drainage patterns of the Escarpment landscape were strongly influenced by glaciation, which last occurred in this area approximately 12,000 years ago.
The geological period of time (epoch) from about two million years ago to about 11,000 years ago, usually thought of as the Ice Age due to the multiple expansion and retreat of glaciers.
Pleistocene - An epoch or subdivision of the Quaternary Period.
A geological epoch usually dated as 1.8-1.6 million to 10,000 years BP.
A epoch in Earth history from about 2-5 million years to 10,000 years ago. Also refers to the rocks and sediment deposited in that epoch.
A division of the Tertiary period of geological history during which glaciation occurred, ranging from 0.11.8 million years ago.
A geological era lasting from approximately 2 million to 10 000 years ago.
An epoch of the QUATERNARY PERIOD characterized by several glacial ages.
is the oldest of two Quaternary epochs that lasted until 10-11 thousands years B.P., when the last Quaternary continental ice sheet (Wurm) retreated; it is divided into Preglacial Pleistocene, that corresponds to Matuyama reverse paleomagnetic epoch (1.8-0.7 mln years B.P.) and Glacial Pleistocene.
The Ice Age; the epoch of geologic time from 1.6 million years ago to 10,000 years ago, characterized in North America by periods of glacial advance and retreat.
Greek pleistos = most and kainos = new, recent.] The time period from 1 MYA (million years ago) to 10,000 years ago. During this time, glaciation advanced and retreated several times, and man evolved physically and evolved psychologically.
Period of time, going back to approximately 2 million years before the present, in which alternating periods of glaciation and deglaciation have dominated the earth's climate.
A geologic time designation for the period of Earth history from about 1.6 million years ago to about 10,000 years ago.
The Pleistocene Epoch is the name of the time interval that occurred between about 2 million to 10,000 years ago and was characterized by extensive continental glaciation. This interval is also referred to as the "Ice Age".
An epoch of the Quaternary Period of the Cenozoic Era which occurred between 10,000 and 2 million years ago, often associated with the Ice Age
an epoch of the Quaternary Period of geologic time (approximately 2 to 3 million to 10 thousand years ago).
Epoch of geologic time 10,000 to 1.8 million years ago.
Geological epoch 2 million years ago till about 11000 years ago.
A recent geologic epoch of the Quaternary period beginning approximately one million years ago, the last glacial age.
The epoch that extended from about 1.8 million years ago to 10,000 years ago on the geologic time scale; when the most recent glaciations occurred.
Period in geologic history (basically the last one million years) when ice sheets covered large sections of the Earth's land surface not now covered by glaciers.
First epoch of the Quaternary from about 1.7m years ago. Characterised by extensive glaciations of the Northern hemisphere and the evolutionary development of man. Followed by the Holocene, the present epoch, about 10,000 years ago.
The first of the two Geologic Epochs of the Quaternary Period. It extends from the end of the Tertiary Period (about 1.8 million years ago) to the beginning of the Holocene (Recent) Epoch about 11,000 years ago.
from two million to 11 thousand years ago; extensive glaciation of the northern hemisphere; the time of human evolution
The earlier epoch of the Quaternary period or the corresponding system of rocks; 1.6 million-10,000 years ago; the "Ice Age."
The epoch of geologic time, informally called the 'The Great Ice Age' or the 'Glacial Epoch', that began ~1.8 million years ago and ended ~8,000 years ago (see the CVO's Geologic Time Scale). During this interval continental glaciers repeatedly formed and covered significant parts of the Earth's surface. Together, the Holocene and Pleistocene epochs comprise the Quaternary Period.
Division of Quaternary period, also known as Ice Age.
The geological period corresponding with the last or Great Ice Age. The onset of the Pleistocene is marked by an increasingly cold climate, by the appearance of Calambrian mollusca and Villafranchian fauna with elephant, ox, and horse species, and by changes in foraminifera. The oldest form of man had evolved by the Early Pleistocene, and in archaeological terms the cultures classed as Paleolithic all fall within this period. The date for the start of the Pleistocene is not well established, and estimates vary from 3.5 to 1.3 million years ago. The period ends with the final but gradual retreat of the ice sheets, which reached their present conditions around 10,300 BP.
A epoch in Earth history from about 2-5 million years to 10,000 years ago. A series of glacial and interglacial periods built the landforms and current biota of the Pacific Northwest during these times.
the first epoch of the Quaternary era, lasting about 990 thousand years and characterized by extensive glaciation of the northern hemisphere and the evolutionary development of Man; from Greek pleistos 'most' + kainos 'recent'.
Of or pertaining to the most recent period in the earth's history, roughly the past one million years. The period includes at least four major retreats and advances of continental glaciers.
The period of time ranging from 1.8 million to 11,000 years ago. This is the time period paleoecologists are getting a better understanding about from examining the contents of preserved packrat middens.
The last 1.6–2 million years (often synonymous with the ice ages) excluding the Holocene (from 10 000BP onwards). The Pleistocene is characterised by an alternating series of cold periods (glaciations) and warm periods (interglacials)
An epoch of the Quaternary period, spanning the time between 1.8 million years ago and the beginning of the Holocene at 8,000 years ago. It is named after the Greek words "pleistos" (most) and "ceno" (new).
The period of geologic time that began about two or three million years ago and ended approximately 8,000 years ago.
The span of geological time preceding the Recent epochs, during which the human species evolved. It began 2.5 million years ago and ceased with the end of the last Ice Age 10.000 years ago.
The first geologic epoch of the Quaternary Period of the Cenozoic Era that ended 10,000 years ago with the retreat of the last glaciers. PICTURE
The geological time period spanning from 1.8 million years ago 10,000 B.P.
Geologic epoch corresponding to the most recent ice age, and beginning about 2 million years ago.
Ice age, from about 2 million years ago to about 10,000 years ago. For the major glacier events on the Kenai Lowlands see this chart.
First epoch of the Quaternary period, from 2 million years ago to 10 000 years ago.
The earliest epoch of the Quaternary period, lasting from 1.6 Ma to 8000 Ya.
The Ice Age, typically associated with the initial habitation of the New World 12,000+ years ago.
A geologic period, usually thought of as the Ice Age, which began about 1.6 million years ago and ended with the melting of the large continental glaciers creating the modern climatic pattern about 11,500 years ago.
Geological time period of glacial advances and retreats about 11,500 years ago.
The time period between about 10,000 years before present and about 1,650,000 years before present. As a descriptive term applied to rocks or faults, it marks the period of rock formation or the time of most recent fault slip, respectively. Faults of Pleistocene age may be considered active though their activity rates are commonly lower than younger faults.
(EPOCH) 2.5 million to 5000 years ago.
1.8 million to 11,000 years ago. The Pleistocene was characterized by the presence of distinctive large land mammals and birds. More.
An epoch of the Quaternary period, after the Pliocene of the Tertiary and before the Holocene; also, the corresponding worldwide series of rocks. It began one to two million years ago and lasted until the start of the Holocene, some 10,000 years ago. When the Quaternary is designated as an era, the Pleistocene is considered to be a period.
The epoch of the Quaternary Period of geologic time, followint the Pliocene Epoch and preceding the Holocene (approximately 2 million to 10 thousand years ago).
The Pleistocene Epoch began approximately 1.8 million years ago and ended about 11,000 years ago.
The epoch between 2 million and 10,000 years ago following the Pliocene.
A name given to the geologic time period between about 1.6 million years and 10,000 years before the present. The Pleistocene is the earlier (older) epoch of the Quaternary period; it is followed by the Holocene.
is the period of earth's history, roughly two million years ago to about ten thousand years ago, characterized by the advance and recession of continental ice sheets. Proglacial Lake A lake formed beyond the limits of a glacier, in front of a glacier terminus.
The epoch of geologic time from the end of the Pliocene Epoch of the Tertiary Period (about 2 million years ago) to the beginning of the Holocene Epoch of the Quaternary Period (about 10,000 years ago). The major event during the Pleistocene was the expansion of continental glaciers in the Northern Hemisphere. Synonymous with glacial epoch, ice age.
the epoch before the present period; the ice age; of or having to do with the Pleistocene or its deposits. [AHDOS
(pronounced PLEES-toh-seen) The Pleistocene was an epoch in geologic time that lasted from 1.8 million years ago until about 10,000 years ago (it was at the beginning of the Quaternary period). During this epoch, the first humans (Homo sapiens) evolved. Mammoths, mastodons, saber-toothed cats, giant ground sloths, and other Pleistocene megafauna (huge animals) lived. A mass extinction of large mammals and many birds happened about 10,000 years ago (at the end of this epoch), probably caused by climate changes (the last Ice Age ended).
part of the geologic timescale, corresponding to the time period from 1.81 million to 11,550 years before the present.
The Pleistocene epoch on the geologic timescale is the period from 1,808,000 to 11,550 years BP (Before Present). The name pleistocene is derived from the Greek (pleistos "most") and (kainos "new"). The Pleistocene follows the Pliocene epoch and is followed by the Holocene epoch.