Definition of Age of man
1. Noun. Last 2 million years.
Group relationships: Age Of Mammals, Cenozoic, Cenozoic Era
Terms within: Holocene, Holocene Epoch, Recent, Recent Epoch, Glacial Epoch, Pleistocene, Pleistocene Epoch
Generic synonyms: Geological Period, Period
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Literary usage of Age of man
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1. Manual of Geology: Treating of the Principles of the Science with Special by James Dwight Dana (1866)
"age of man. In the preceding chapters the progress of the vegetable and animal tribes has been followed through the three grand divisions of geological time ..."
2. Elements of Geology: A Text-book for Colleges and for the General Reader by Joseph Le Conte (1891)
"The age of man, on the contrary, is characterized by the reign of mind. Therefore, as was necessary, the dangerous animals decreased in size and number, ..."
3. A Text-book of Geology: Designed for Schools and Academies by James Dwight Dana (1870)
"V. ERA OF MIND—age of man. With the creation of Man a new era in Geological history opens. In earliest time only matter existed,—dead matter. ..."
4. The Historians' History of the World: A Comprehensive Narrative of the Rise by Henry Smith Williams (1907)
"The arrow-heads and charred sticks of the stone age of man are indeed proofs that this man existed, and that he led his certain manner of life, ..."
5. The pourtract of old age by John Smith (1752)
"... but in the decrepit age of man, a moft certain and infallible one, of immediate death. Or the golden bowl 'He broken. ..."