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Anthropocene

Hierarchy:Phanerozoic Cenozoic  Quaternary
   Anthropocene
Classification:Epoch (as per International Commission on Stratigraphy)
Status:This is a proposed epoch and is not yet approved by the ICS or the IUGS.
Top:0 Ma
Base:0.0002 Ma
Follows:Holocene
The Anthropocene is a proposed epoch dating from the commencement of significant human impact on the Earth's geology and ecosystems,including, but not limited to, anthropogenic climate change.

It is usually regarded as starting at c. 1800 CE, although other dates have been proposed (eg 1945 for the start of the nuclear age.)
 

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Event NameTypeAgeArea
Andean orogeny (concludes)OrogenyMaximum Age: 200 MaSouth America


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