UIS Commission on Karst Hydrogeology and Speleogenesis
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Glossary

Glossary of Karst and Cave Terms

Pleistocene
An epoch of the Quaternary period, after the Pliocene of the Tertiary and before the Holocene; also the corresponding worldwide series of rocks. It began two million years ago and lasted until the start of the Holocene some 8,000 years ago [1].