Definition of Pleistocene epoch

1. Noun. From two million to 11 thousand years ago; extensive glaciation of the northern hemisphere; the time of human evolution.

Exact synonyms: Glacial Epoch, Pleistocene
Group relationships: Age Of Man, Quaternary, Quaternary Period
Generic synonyms: Epoch



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pleistocene Epoch

Plectomycetes
Plectophera
Plectorrhiza
Plectranthus amboinicus
Plectrophenax
Plectrophenax nivalis
Pleiad
Pleiadean
Pleiadeans
Pleiades
Pleiads
Pleiocene
Pleione
Pleiospilos
Pleistocene
Pleistocene epoch
Pleistophora
Pleotropic
Pleroma
Plesianthropus
Plethodon
Plethodon cinereus
Plethodon vehiculum
Plethodontidae
Pleurobrachia
Pleurobrachiidae
Pleuronectes
Pleuronectes platessa
Pleuronectidae
Pleurosorus

Literary usage of Pleistocene epoch

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1. Geology and Mineral Resources of the Hennepin and La Salle Quadrangles by Gilbert Haven Cady, Geological Survey (U.S.) (1919)
"QUATERNARY PERIOD pleistocene epoch* How early in ... In the early part of the pleistocene epoch probably at the time of the second ice advance over the ..."

2. The Geographical Journal by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain). (1906)
"... deposit of the highly swollen rivers of the Ice Age, but it can easily be shown that it reaches far above the highest waters of the pleistocene epoch. ..."

3. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History by American Museum of Natural History (1904)
"pleistocene epoch, Kansas. This skeleton is one of nine found together in Western Kansas and described by Prof. Williston in 1894. The proportions and pose ..."

4. Dwarf Mistletoes: Biology, Pathology, and Systematics by Frank G. Hawksworth, Delbert Wiens (1998)
"Axelrod (1966) dated the sites as late pleistocene epoch and obtained ... 11000-13000 pleistocene epoch age ? (1% pollen) 40000 (1% pollen) 20000 (trace) ..."

5. Journal of the Transactions of the Victoria Institute, Or Philosophical by Victoria Institute (Great Britain) (1899)
"Possibly " the continental shelf" may be the result of Pliocene erosion; and the deeper shelf with its cross-cutting channels, that of the pleistocene epoch ..."

6. The Phosphate Deposits of Florida by George Charlton Matson (1915)
"The latest submergence occurred during the pleistocene epoch, and the major part of the deposits of that epoch is sand, but in a few places phosphate was ..."

7. Annual Report by Washington Geological Survey (1902)
"pleistocene epoch- Marine Pleistocene deposits within the state are confined chiefly to raised beaches. ..."

8. Geology and Mineral Resources of the Hennepin and La Salle Quadrangles by Gilbert Haven Cady, Geological Survey (U.S.) (1919)
"QUATERNARY PERIOD pleistocene epoch* How early in ... In the early part of the pleistocene epoch probably at the time of the second ice advance over the ..."

9. The Geographical Journal by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain). (1906)
"... deposit of the highly swollen rivers of the Ice Age, but it can easily be shown that it reaches far above the highest waters of the pleistocene epoch. ..."

10. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History by American Museum of Natural History (1904)
"pleistocene epoch, Kansas. This skeleton is one of nine found together in Western Kansas and described by Prof. Williston in 1894. The proportions and pose ..."

11. Dwarf Mistletoes: Biology, Pathology, and Systematics by Frank G. Hawksworth, Delbert Wiens (1998)
"Axelrod (1966) dated the sites as late pleistocene epoch and obtained ... 11000-13000 pleistocene epoch age ? (1% pollen) 40000 (1% pollen) 20000 (trace) ..."

12. Journal of the Transactions of the Victoria Institute, Or Philosophical by Victoria Institute (Great Britain) (1899)
"Possibly " the continental shelf" may be the result of Pliocene erosion; and the deeper shelf with its cross-cutting channels, that of the pleistocene epoch ..."

13. The Phosphate Deposits of Florida by George Charlton Matson (1915)
"The latest submergence occurred during the pleistocene epoch, and the major part of the deposits of that epoch is sand, but in a few places phosphate was ..."

14. Annual Report by Washington Geological Survey (1902)
"pleistocene epoch- Marine Pleistocene deposits within the state are confined chiefly to raised beaches. ..."

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