Glossary of Speleological and Caving Terms
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QUATERNARY The youngest geological period, extending from the end of the Tertiary 1.6 million years ago to the present. Divided into Pleistocene, and Holocene which is the last 10,000 years. A time of great ice ages with widely fluctuating climates and sea levels.
Geology. Ref KG

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