Definition of Recent epoch

1. Noun. Approximately the last 10,000 years.

Exact synonyms: Holocene, Holocene Epoch, Recent
Group relationships: Age Of Man, Quaternary, Quaternary Period
Generic synonyms: Epoch



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Recent Epoch

Reaumur
Reaumur scale
Reaumur thermometer
Reb
Rebecca
Rebecca Rolfe
Rebecca West
Rebekah
Rebel
Rebels
Reblochon
Rebuck skin window technique
RecA
Recamier's operation
Received Pronunciation
Recent epoch
Receptors for activated C Kinase
Rechabite
Rechabites
Recife
Recklinghausen
Recklinghausen's disease of bone
Recklinghausen's disease type I
Reconquista
Reconstruction
Reconstruction Period
Rector
Recurvirostra
Recurvirostridae

Literary usage of Recent epoch

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1. Elements of Geology: A Text-book for Colleges and for the General Reader by Joseph LeConte (1896)
"... ERA—AGE OF MAN—recent epoch. Characteristics.—The Quaternary, and, indeed, all previous ages, were reigns of brute force and animal ferocity. ..."

2. Elements of Geology: A Text-book for Colleges and for the General Reader by Joseph LeConte (1891)
"... ERA—AGE OF MAN—recent epoch. Characteristics.—The Quaternary, and, indeed, all previous ages, were reigns of brute force and animal ferocity. ..."

3. Elements of Geology by Eliot Blackwelder, Harlan Harland Barrows (1911)
"THE recent epoch Little change since the glaciers passed away. — By the departure of the last ice sheet northern North America was left in very much its ..."

4. Principles of Geology: Being an Attempt to Explain the Former Changes of the by Charles Lyell, Gérard Paul Deshayes (1833)
"... newer Pliocene formations, before alluded to, pass insensibly into those of the recent epoch, and contain an immense preponderance of recent species. ..."

5. Principles of Geology: Being an Attempt to Explain the Former Changes of the by Charles Lyell (1833)
"... newer Pliocene formations, before alluded to, pass insensibly into those of the recent epoch, and contain an immense preponderance of recent species. ..."

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