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Age of Man   /eɪdʒ əv mæn/   Listen
Age of Man

noun
1.
Last 2 million years.  Synonyms: Quaternary, Quaternary period.






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"Age of Man" Quotes from Famous Books



... correspondences which we have still to survey. Even those just discussed have only recently passed from under its range. Shelley's son died not so very long ago: grandchildren of Byron much more recently; and if Keats had lived to the ordinary age of man and had, as he very likely would have done, married not Fanny Brawne, but somebody else later, a son or daughter of his (daughters are particularly and sometimes inconveniently loyal to their deceased parents) might be ...
— A Letter Book - Selected with an Introduction on the History and Art of Letter-Writing • George Saintsbury

... Tertiary, or Age of Mammals: Eocene, Miocene, Pliocene. Quarternary, or Age of Man: Glacial ...
— The Prehistoric World - Vanished Races • E. A. Allen

... for a few hours with Falconer, and he gave me a magnificent lecture on the age of man. We are not upstarts; we can boast of a pedigree going far back in time coeval with extinct species. He has a grand fact of some large molar tooth ...
— The Life and Letters of Charles Darwin, Volume I • Francis Darwin

... process of arriving at physical maturity—has a fixed relation to the whole term of existence. After the deluge, in some way not understood by us, the whole course of human life began to be gradually quickened—to run its round in a shorter time—till the age of man was at last reduced to its present measure. All that we can say here is that we do not know how God accomplished this result. He accomplished it in a secret and invisible way, as he does so many other of his operations in nature. On the discrepancy between ...
— Companion to the Bible • E. P. Barrows

... would carry back the antiquity of Man to a distance of time probably more than twice as great as that which separates our era from that of the most ancient of the tool-bearing gravels yet discovered in Picardy, or elsewhere. But even then the reader will perceive that the age of Man, though pre-glacial, would be so modern in the great geological calendar, as given in Chapter 1, that he would scarcely date so far back as the commencement of ...
— The Antiquity of Man • Charles Lyell



Words linked to "Age of Man" :   Holocene epoch, Holocene, Cenozoic era, geological period, period, Cenozoic, glacial epoch, recent, Pleistocene, Pleistocene epoch, Age of Mammals, Recent epoch



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