The Dictionary of the Climate Debate (DCD)


Pleistocene
Definition: The epoch that spans 2 million to 12,000 years BP and which includes the most recent period of repeated glaciations. Its end corresponds with the retreat of the last continental glacier.

A short visit to the Pleistocene



Notes:
1. The name derives from the Greek pleistos, most, and kainos, new.

2. It follows the Pliocene Epoch and is followed by the Holocene Epoch (and perhaps the Anthropocene epoch).


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