Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Climate

Long-term weather conditions for a given time and place such as the Cenozoicera.

See the individual epochs: Paleocene, Eocene, Oligocene, Miocene, Pliocene, Pleistocene, and Holocene. Direct evidence for these climatic patterns and changes comes from marine sediments (deep-sea drilling cores) and palynology (pollen studies).

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