Pleistocene epoch

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Pleistocene epoch

a division of the Quaternary period lasting from 2 million years ago until 10,000 years ago. The epoch contained four major glaciations and Homo sapiens evolved during this time. see GEOLOGICAL TIME.
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Yet I'd be remiss if I failed to reveal that sometimes I backslide, a throwback to Pleistocene caveman curmudgeon, grunting and struggling.
The Pleistocene geological epoch, the most recent Ice Age, began 2.
Fossil mammals are common in the Pleistocene sediments of the Siwaliks (Dennell et al.
Our genome sequence data revealed that the Pleistocene was a roller-coaster ride for Sumatran rhinoceros populations," says Herman Mays Jr.
Ideas about its age have varied from Middle Miocene to Early Pleistocene, but in the area of study a Late Miocene age is most likely (Pizzaro, 1993; Cassell y Sen Gupta, 1989 a,b; Espinoza, 2012).
The economic mineral and rock commodities are Petroleum (from Dhodhak and surroundings), fuller earth, gypsum and other cement raw materials like limestone and shale, building stone and construction materials like Dungan limestone and some beds of Habib Rahi Limestone and conglomerates of Pleistocene Dada and Holocene SakhiSarwar formations.
Giraffa sivalensis was a descendent of Giraffa punjabiensis and had an Early Pleistocene age (Churcher, 1978; Solounias, 2007).
On the other hand, Pleistocene pronghorns have intermediate isotopic values between two species, horses and tapirs, which, based in the proposal by Feranec and MacFadden (2006), show that in Cedral there existed a heterogeneous vegetation, and not a unique type, and that specimens pertaining to C.
Akhtar said the fossil belonged to the late Pleistocene period and its age was determined using a uranium-lead radioactive dating technique.
The topography of the peninsula is dominated by weakly cemented, wind blown, calcareous dune sand (aeolianite; sometimes called 'miliolite') of the Pleistocene Ghayathi Formation.
He covers stone tool technology and the organizational approach, the organization of early and middle stone age lithic technology, fear and loathing in paleolithic faunal analysis, implications of Lower and Middle Pleistocene faunal assemblage compositions, implications of Lower and Middle Pleistocene hominin bone modification patterns, and alternative perspectives on hominin biological evolution and ecology.
Our project focuses on the Late Pleistocene human settlement of the central area of the Iberian Peninsula.