Pleistocene epoch

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Synonyms for Pleistocene epoch

from two million to 11 thousand years ago

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His work helped to demonstrate that humans had spread through but North America by the end of the Pleistocene Epoch after having crossed a land bridge between Asia and North America between 10,000 and 11,000 BCE.
The area is a series of small, shallow lakes and ponds formed in the Pleistocene epoch from glacial meltings.
in Europe and non-tropical regions of Asia, it petered out in steps between 50,000 and 15,000 years ago, when the straight tusked elephants, woolly mammoths, rhinos and other great beasts of the Pleistocene epoch vanished .
The horse evolved in North America, but became extinct during the last Pleistocene epoch, which was a long time ago.
During the late Pleistocene Epoch about 10,000 years ago, the climate became drier and these interconnected lakes disappeared.
However, most agree that humans first arrived during several periods at the end of the Pleistocene epoch, which began approximately 1.
Pleistocene Epoch mammoths, Mammuthus, coexisted with Elephas and Loxodonta groups, to which today's Asian and African elephants belong respectively.
Rodham-Clinton was the most undiluted form of chivalry witnessed since the Pleistocene epoch.
Finally, glaciers wore the granite into fissured crags during the Pleistocene epoch.
About 50,000 years ago, during the Pleistocene epoch, at a time when carnivores roamed the land, being physically strong and having all your senses working in perfect condition were almost certainly among the important factors that kept you alive.
Edward Stilson's June 28 letter on climate change was informative and I benefited from his scholarly tutorial on the Pleistocene Epoch, interstadial periods, the anthropogenic effect, ocean currents and trigger events.
The first preserved leafcutter bees from the Pleistocene epoch have turned up in the La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles.
Held at the National Library of the Kingdom of Morocco, this exhibition showcases the results of main joint projects under the Spanish-Moroccan cooperation protocol in Archaeology and Heritage signed in 1988, including those relating to human presence in the eastern part of Morocco during the Pleistocene epoch, the archaeological research in the regions of "Jbala-Ghomara" and "Souss Tekna", the archaeological map of northern Morocco, and the Neolithic origins in Mediterranean Morocco.
Numerous archeological sites occur in the Panhandle of Oklahoma, but only one of them has been reported to include fossils of vertebrates from the Pleistocene epoch.
Researchers analyzed samples from 24 human bones and 48 animal fossils in the Florida Museum's collections and determined the specimens were all from the late Pleistocene epoch about 13,000 years ago.