Definition of Quaternary period

1. Noun. Last 2 million years.




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Literary usage of Quaternary period

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1. An Introduction to Historical Geology: With Special Reference to North America by William John Miller (1916)
"Following the usual method, we shall divide the Quaternary period into (1) the ... THE FACT OF THE ICE AGE The Quaternary period was ushered in by the ..."

2. Elements of Geology: A Text-book for Colleges and for the General Reader by Joseph LeConte (1891)
"Quaternary period. Characteristics.—The chief characteristic of the Quaternary is that it is a period of great and widely-extended oscillations of ..."

3. Elements of Geology: A Text-book for Colleges and for the General Reader by Joseph LeConte (1891)
"Quaternary period. Characteristics.—The chief characteristic of the Quaternary is that it is a period of great and widely-extended oscillations of the ..."

4. The Ice Age in North America, and Its Bearings Upon the Antiquity of Man by George Frederick Wright, Warren Upham (1889)
"... with only very slight changes of species and exceedingly rare instances of extinction through the Quaternary period, notwithstanding its remarkable ..."

5. The Ice Age in North America, and Its Bearings Upon the Antiquity of Man by George Frederick Wright, Warren Upham (1889)
"... with only very slight changes of species and exceedingly rare instances of extinction through the Quaternary period, notwithstanding its remarkable ..."

6. The Ice Age in North America, and Its Bearings Upon the Antiquity of Man by George Frederick Wright, Warren Upham (1896)
"... with only very slight changes of species and exceedingly rare instances of extinction through the Quaternary period, notwithstanding its remarkable ..."

7. An Introduction to Geology by William Berryman Scott (1914)
"CHAPTER XXXVI THE Quaternary period THE Quaternary is the last of the great divisions of geological time and may be said to be still in progress, ..."

8. Apollo: An Illustrated Manual of the History of Art Throughout the Ages by Salomon Reinach (1907)
"Primitive Manifestations of the Artistic Instinct.—Art in the Quaternary period.—The Art of the Reindeer Hunters.—Prehistoric Paintings in Cave Dwellings ..."

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