from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of or belonging to the geologic time, rock series, or sedimentary deposits of the more recent of the two epochs of the Quaternary Period, beginning at the end of the last Ice Age about 11,000 years ago and characterized by the development of human civilizations. See Table at geologic time.
- n. The Holocene Epoch or its system of deposits.
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- adj. Of a geologic epoch within the Neogene period from about 11,000 years ago to the present; the age of man.
- n. The Holocene epoch.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The geological period comprising approximately the last 10,000 years.
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- n. approximately the last 10,000 years
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Holocene is the name of a venue and new record label in the Portland area.
The long-term Holocene vegetation development in the central part of the Scandes is known through radiocarbon dating of subfossil wood remains (megafossils) found above the present-day tree-limit (Lundqvist, 1959; Kullman, 1995, 1998b; Kullman and Kjallgren, 2000).
Many long-term Holocene last ~10000yrs tropical proxies show the LIA as the coldest in the entire period.
Notes From the Holocene is a book that may not have your answer to life’s questions, but it may get you thinking more about these questions, and start you on a journey with a destination where you will have your own satisfactory answers to these great questions.
Notes From the Holocene is Dorion Sagan’s answer to this question and many more.
So Steve you’ve given me/Dano that the long term Holocene trend has been one of generalized cooling.
For the last 10,000 years we've been living in a geological era called the Holocene.
Since the beginning of the commercial revolution in the 14th century, executives have built or lead their businesses in what scientists call the Holocene climatic epoch, a geologic time period that began at the end of the last ice age around 12,000 years ago.
We are presently living in what conservation biologists refer to as the Holocene extinction event.
The interglacial we have enjoyed throughout recorded human history, called the Holocene, began 11,000 years ago, so the ice is overdue.
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