<html><head><script async src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js"></script> <script> (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({ google_ad_client: "ca-pub-8056028183741701", enable_page_level_ads: true }); </script><meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0"> <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1"><font face="Arial"> <title>Definition of Quaternary</title> </head><body bgcolor="#FFFFFF"> <font size="1"><left></font><h3><font size="3"> <table border="0" width="100%"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="200" bgcolor="green"> <center> <a href="09.html"><font color="white">0-9</a><br> <a href="a.html"><font color="white">a</a><br> <a href="b.html"><font color="white">b</a><br> <a href="c.html"><font color="white">c</a><br> <a href="d.html"><font color="white">d</a><br> <a href="e.html"><font color="white">e</a><br> <a href="f.html"><font color="white">f</a><br> <a href="g.html"><font color="white">g</a><br> <a href="h.html"><font color="white">h</a><br> <a href="i.html"><font color="white">i</a><br> <a href="j.html"><font color="white">j</a><br> <a href="k.html"><font color="white">k</a><br> <a href="l.html"><font color="white">l</a><br> <a href="m.html"><font color="white">m</a><br> <a href="n.html"><font color="white">n</a><br> <a href="o.html"><font color="white">o</a><br> <a href="p.html"><font color="white">p</a><br> <a href="q.html"><font color="white">q</a><br> <a href="r.html"><font color="white">r</a><br> <a href="s.html"><font color="white">s</a><br> <a href="t.html"><font color="white">t</a><br> <a href="u.html"><font color="white">u</a><br> <a href="v.html"><font color="white">v</a><br> <a href="w.html"><font color="white">w</a><br> <a href="y.html"><font color="white">y</a><br> <a href="z.html"><font color="white">z</font></a><br> <br> <a href="search.html"><font color="white"> search </font></a></h3> </td> <td valign="top" width="100%" bgcolor="FFFFFF"><br> <font size="3"><a href="http://TeachMeFinance.com"><font color="green">TeachMeFinance.com</font></a><font size="5"> </a> - explain Quaternary<!-- Place this tag where you want the +1 button to render --> <g:plusone size="tall" annotation="inline"></g:plusone> <!-- Place this render call where appropriate --> <script type="text/javascript"> (function() { var po = document.createElement('script'); po.type = 'text/javascript'; po.async = true; po.src = 'https://apis.google.com/js/plusone.js'; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(po, s); })(); </script></font><font size="1"></font></p> <hr width="100%" color="008000"></left><center> </center><left> <hr width="100%" color="008000"> <h1><p><b> Quaternary</B> </h1><font size="4"> The term 'Quaternary' as it applies to the area of coastlines can be defined as ' (1) the youngest geologic period; includes the present time. (2) the latest period of time in the stratigraphic column, 0 - 2 million years, represented by local accumulations of glacial (pleistocene) and post-glacial (holocene) deposits which continue, without change of fauna, from the top of the pliocene (tertiary). the quaternary appears to be an artificial division of time to separate pre-human from post-human sedimentation. as thus defined, the quaternary is increasing in duration as man's ancestry becomes longer'. <br><br>The term 'Quaternary' as it applies to the area of reclamation can be defined as ' Refers to the geologic period of the last 2,000,000 years and includes the Pleistocene and Holocene (last 10,000 years) epochs'. </font><br><br><table><tr><td>Previous 5 Terms: <br><a href="Quartzite.html"><font color=green>Quartzite</font></a><br> <a href="quasi .html"><font color=green>quasi </font></a><br> <a href="Quasi-stationary.html"><font color=green>Quasi-stationary</font></a><br> <a href="Quasi-stationary Front.html"><font color=green>Quasi-stationary Front</font></a><br> <a href="quatenus .html"><font color=green>quatenus </font></a><br></td><td> </td><td><align="right">Next 5 Terms:<br> <a href="Quaternary0.html"><font color=green>Quaternary0</font></a><br> <a href="Quaternary period.html"><font color=green>Quaternary period</font></a><br> <a href="quaviver .html"><font color=green>quaviver </font></a><br> <a href="quawk .html"><font color=green>quawk </font></a><br> <a href="quelea .html"><font color=green>quelea </font></a><br></td></tr></table> <br></left><center> </font> <br></center><left><font size="1" face="tt"> <div id="fb-root"></div><script src="http://connect.facebook.net/en_US/all.js#xfbml=1"></script><fb:comments href="http://TeachMeFinance.com/Scientific_Terms/%%srfile%%" num_posts="2" width="500"></fb:comments><br> <br> <h2>About the author</h2> <table><tbody><tr><td> <img alt="Mark McCracken" src="http://markmccracken.com/markmccrackenface.jpg" class="avatar avatar-128 photo" height="128" width="128"></td><td><h5><a href="https://plus.google.com/u/0/112243849435091136578" rel="author">Mark McCracken</a></h5> <p>Author: Mark McCracken is a corporate trainer and author living in Higashi Osaka, Japan. 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