The Sub-Atlantic period is a part of the current geological epoch known as Holocene; the Sub-Atlantic period has an assigned beginning time at about 1000 to 500 BC, depending on the research source and method of dating. The Sub-Atlantic continues to the present.
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Divisions of the Holocene
The Holocene epoch began about 11,700 years ago (~9700 BC) and continues up to the present. The major divisions of the Holocene are as follows:
- Pre-Boreal period (8300 to 7000 BC)
- Boreal period (7000 to 6000 BC)
- Atlantic period (6000-3000 BC)
- Sub-Boreal period (3000 to 1000-500 BC)
- Sub-Atlantic period (1000-500 BC to Present)
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