Definitions for holoceneˈhɒl əˌsin, ˈhoʊ lə-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Holocene, Holocene epoch, Recent, Recent epoch(noun)

    approximately the last 10,000 years

Wiktionary

  1. Holocene(Noun)

    The Holocene epoch.

  2. Holocene(Adjective)

    Of a geologic epoch within the Neogene period from about 11,000 years ago to the present; the age of man.

Freebase

  1. Holocene

    The Holocene is a geological epoch which began at the end of the Pleistocene and continues to the present. The Holocene is part of the Quaternary period. Its name comes from the Greek words ὅλος and καινός, meaning "entirely recent". It has been identified with the current warm period, known as MIS 1 and based on that past evidence, can be considered an interglacial in the current ice age. The Holocene also encompasses within it the growth and impacts of the human species world-wide, including all its written history and overall significant transition toward urban living in the present. Human impacts of the modern era on the Earth and its ecosystems may be considered of global significance for future evolution of living species, including approximately synchronous lithospheric evidence, or more recently atmospheric evidence of human impacts. Given these, a new term Anthropocene, is specifically proposed and used informally only for the very latest part of modern history and of significant human impact since the epoch of the Neolithic Revolution.

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of holocene in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of holocene in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Andre Strauss:

    This ritualized decapitation attests to the early sophistication of mortuary rituals among hunter-gatherers in the Americas, geographically, it expands the known range of decapitation in more than 2,000 kilometers (about 1,240 miles), showing that during the early Holocene, this was not a phenomenon restricted to the western part of the continent as previously assumed.

  2. Ross MacPhee:

    Despite their ungainly appearance, different species of glyptodonts occupied habitats as distinct as open grassland and dense woodland, all the way from Patagonia to the southern parts of the continental United States, although their disappearance has been blamed on human depredation as well as climate change, some species persisted into the early part of the modern or Holocene epoch, long after the disappearance of mammoths and saber-toothed cats. Like the loss of giant ground sloths, mastodons, and dozens of other remarkable mammalian species, the precise cause of the New World megafaunal extinctions remains uncertain.

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