Neogene

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Neogene

the upper part of the TERTIARY PERIOD including the Pleistocene, Pliocene and Miocene epochs.
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The field of paleontology has made extraordinary discoveries and advancements with respect to the mammalian biostratigraphy and geochronology of the Neogene period in Asia.
Colleagues at the University of Minnesota identified the wood from the deposit, and pollen analysis at a commercial laboratory in Calgary, Alberta revealed that the trees lived approximately 2 to 8 million years ago, during the Neogene Period.
There is a theory, explored here, that the Neogene period - just after the Indian subcontinent had broken off Africa and rammed into Asia, creating the Himalayan uplift - saw a massive cooling down of the earth's atmosphere, kick-starting our evolution.