Pleistocene

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Synonyms for Pleistocene

from two million to 11 thousand years ago

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sapiens left the continent as early as 120,000 years ago, dispersing east and south, from the Arabian Peninsula or the eastern Mediterranean, archaeologist Robin Dennell of the University of Exeter in England writes in Nature.
The new findings reveal that the climate in North Greenland around 120,000 years ago was 8C warmer than today and the seas were roughly 12 to 24ft higher.
Wilson of the College of Wooster, he reported that sea levels were considerably less stable than earlier thought: They oscillated up and down by 13 to 20 feet over a few thousand years about 120,000 years ago during the Last Interglacial, a warm period when the climate resembled today's.
Scientists can now gather the data they need to answer the project's core questions: How reduced was the Greenland ice sheet 120,000 years ago when global temperatures were 2.
During the last sub-tropical period 120,000 years ago, we might have seen lions and elephants roaming over the present sites of Soho and Trafalgar Square while hippos may have ventured over the Corn Exchange, Leeds (again the site not the building)
People came on the scene around 4 million years ago, first as hairy upright apes, and feature prominently in the exhibition right through to the people of 120,000 years ago to the Neanderthals and our own direct ancestors of 30,000 years ago.
All that can be said is that early representatives of AMHS occupied the Levant in the early Upper Pleistocene between around 85,000 and 120,000 years ago, and that Neanderthals were present in the region between 50,000 and 60,000 years ago.
The first book began 120,000 years ago and finished in the 18th century," said Mr Hatton who is a chartered engineer.
The August 1995 Scientific American reported that scientists in the Bahamas had discovered that the last Ice Age began 120,000 years ago with something called the "Madhouse Century.
Previously, primitive man was thought to have emerged from Africa 120,000 years ago.
However, a team of archaeologists excavating in India then claimed to have found evidence that modern humans were there before the eruption - possibly as early as 120,000 years ago, much earlier than Europe or the Near East were colonised.
Ancient people left Africa as early as 120,000 years ago, so the Chinese fossils might be those of early migrants who evolved in relative isolation for tens of thousands of years without contributing genetically to people today, Curnoe suggests.
Their findings will indicate whether the ice sheet melted at the warmest point between the two most recent global ice ages, around 120,000 years ago, when sea levels rose by up to six metres.
Washington, April 11 ( ANI ): During the last interglacial period, approximately 120,000 years ago, Dead Sea came close to drying up entirely, researchers under a drilling project have found.
The researchers estimate that the lake vanished 120,000 years ago.