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Quaternary 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'.
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