The Sub-Boreal period is a part of the current geological epoch known as Holocene; the Sub-Boreal follows the Atlantic period and began approximately 3000 BC.
Divisions of the Holocene
The Holocene epoch began about 11,700 years ago (~9700 BC) and continues up to the present. Major divisions of the Holocene are:
- Pre-Boreal period (8300 to 7000 BC)
- Boreal period (7000 to 6000 BC)
- Atlantic period (6000 to 3000 BC)
- Sub-Boreal period (3000 to 1000-500 BC)
- Sub-Atlantic period (1000-500 BC to Present)
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