Forming Fossils

Time Periods

What are the more recent time divisions on the geologic time scale?

The Cenozoic era is divided into the Tertiary and Quaternary (or Anthropogene) periods. The Quaternary is further divided into the Pleistocene epoch, a period of advances and retreats of huge ice sheets; and the Holocene epoch, or recent times, which began about 10,000 years ago.


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