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 Encyclopedia :: Pleistocene   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The name of the pleistocene is derived from the Greek pleistos (most) and ceno (new).
The Pleistocene is the third epoch of the Neogene period or 6th epoch of the Cenozoic era.
Pleistocene continental deposits are found primarily in lakebeds, loess deposits and caves as well as in the large amounts of material moved about by glaciers.
www.hallencyclopedia.com /Pleistocene   (1083 words)

 PLEISTOCENE - Online Information article about PLEISTOCENE
For similar reasons it is impossible to define strictly the upper limit of the formations of this period, and to say where the Pleistocene ends and where the Recent or See also:
day implements of stone are still in use, and that different local races of early men must have been in diverse stages of development in Pleistocene as in later ages.
sea was little different from that which obtains at the present time, one or two features existed in the Pleistocene period which had a considerable influence on faunal migration.
encyclopedia.jrank.org /PIG_POL/PLEISTOCENE.html   (1898 words)

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