Quaternary Science
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Quaternary Science

Quaternary science is an inter-disciplinary field of study focusing on the Quaternary period, which encompasses the last 2.6 million years. The field studies the current ice age and the recent interstadial, between numerous glaciations, the Holocene, and uses proxy evidence to reconstruct the past environments during this period to infer the climatic and environmental changes that have occurred.

What is Quaternary Science

Quaternary science is a field of study which involve the World's geography, biology, chemistry, and physics.[1] However, its focus is during the Quaternary period - a time period that start around 2.6 million years ago to the present day.[2]

History of Quaternary Science

Academic journals

See also


  1. ^ Elias, Scott (2007). Encyclopedia of quaternary science (1st ed.). Elsevier.
  2. ^ February 2014, Mary Bagley-LiveScience Contributor 06. "Quaternary Period: Climate, Animals & Other Facts". livescience.com. Retrieved .

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