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Eocene of, relating to, or designating the geological epoch between the Paleocene and Oligocene of the Tertiary Period, from approximately 54 million to 38 million years ago, when modern mammals became dominant. [2 definitions]
Holocene of, relating to, or designating the latest geological epoch of the Quaternary Period that includes the present and began approximately 10 thousand years ago, marked by the development of modern human culture; Recent. [2 definitions]
ice age any part of geological time when glaciers covered large parts of the earth; glacial epoch. [1/2 definitions]
Miocene of, relating to, or designating the geological epoch between the Oligocene and Pliocene of the Tertiary Period, from approximately 26 million to 5 million years ago, when mammals began to acquire modern characteristics. [2 definitions]
Oligocene of, relating to, or designating the geological epoch between the Eocene and Miocene of the Tertiary Period, from approximately 38 million to 26 million years ago, when mastodons and apes appeared. [2 definitions]
Paleocene of, relating to, or designating the geological epoch at the start of the Tertiary Period, from approximately 65 million to 54 million years ago, when birds and early mammals appeared. [2 definitions]
Pleistocene of, relating to, or designating the geological epoch at the start of the Quaternary Period, from approximately 1.8 million to 10 thousand years ago, when glacial ice was widespread and modern humans first appeared. [2 definitions]
Pliocene of, relating to, or designating the geological epoch at the end of the Tertiary Period, from approximately 5 million to 1.8 million years ago, when the first apelike humans appeared in Africa. [2 definitions]
postglacial existing in or happening after a period of widespread glaciation, esp. that of the Pleistocene epoch.
recent (cap.) of, pertaining to, or designating the present geological epoch; Holocene. [2/4 definitions]