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Recent epoch   /rˈisənt ˈɛpək/   Listen
Recent epoch

Approximately the last 10,000 years.  Synonyms: Holocene, Holocene epoch, Recent.

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... them; but from the nature of things, it is scarcely possible to detect any direct proofs of subsidence, although some appearances are strongly in favour of it. On the fringed coasts, however, the presence of upraised marine bodies of a recent epoch, plainly show, that these coasts, instead of having remained stationary, which is all that can be directly inferred from our theory, ...
— Coral Reefs • Charles Darwin

Words linked to "Recent epoch" :   epoch, quaternary, Quaternary period, recent, Age of Man

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