Weather & Climate

Sub-Boreal period

August 22, 2012, 2:28 pm

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:


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