Pleistocene epoch

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Synonyms for Pleistocene epoch

from two million to 11 thousand years ago

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In an effort to get up to speed on the subject, I did some research and found that Stilson was spot-on when he absolved the human race from any responsibility for the Pleistocene Epoch.
What that means in practice is that 10,000 BC envisions the icy environs of the late Pleistocene epoch as a place that people could simply walk out of if they had the requisite gumption and a heck of a good reason to hit the trail.
Toward the close of the Pleistocene epoch, some 13,000 years ago, tens of millions of American megafauna, including camels, mastodons, and six-ton ground sloths abruptly disappeared within a millennium--a mere micro-flash of geologic time.
Millennial-scale climate instability during the early Pleistocene epoch.
The Pleistocene Epoch with its continental ice cap melted, coincidentally, about 10,000 years ago.
The Keys, and these mammals, were isolated from the mainland thousands of years ago by rising sea levels at the end of the Pleistocene Epoch.
The sedimentation surrounding the dig suggests it is very old - probably from the Pleistocene Epoch.
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.
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.
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.
5 million years ago, bringing on the Pleistocene Epoch.