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      The Quaternary Period is the most recent of the three periods of the Cenozoic Era in the geologic time scale of the ICS. It follows the Neogene Period, spanning 2.588 ± 0.005 million years ago to the present. The Quaternary includes two geologic epochs: the Pleistocene and the Holocene.

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Img. 145: Palaeogeographic position of the continents in the last glacial maximum, Quaternary. © www.scotese.com

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