designating or of the current epoch of the Quaternary Period, characterized by a warm climate and the development of modern human culture
Origin of Holoceneholo- + -cene
the Holocene Epoch or its rocks
Of, relating to, or being the epoch of geologic time from about 10,000 years ago to the present, the more recent of the two epochs of the Quaternary Period. It began at the end of the last Ice Age and is characterized by the development of human civilizations. See Table at geologic time.
The Holocene Epoch.
- (geology) The Holocene epoch.