Quaternary Period

Timeline created by bluemango11
  • Lower Paleolithic Age

    Lower Paleolithic Age
    A period in human developement. Humans developed stone tools and wooden axes.
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    One year = 100,000 years ago

  • Pleistocene epoch begins

    Pleistocene epoch begins
    Climate includes repeated glacial cycles.
  • Nebraska Glacial Stage

    Nebraska Glacial Stage
    The best-developed deposits are found in Missouri, Nebraska, Iowa, and Kansas.
  • Ice Age cyclical pattern had begun

    Ice Age cyclical pattern had begun
    Cycle: ice age of about 100,000 years with warmer periods of 10,000-15,000 years in between.
  • Aftoniense Interglacial Period

    Aftoniense Interglacial Period
    The Cromer Forest Beds, in England, were formed.
  • Kansas Glacial Stage

    Kansas Glacial Stage
    Fauna from this time period was diverse, including mammoths, musk-oxen, and moose.
  • Neanderthal people developed

    Neanderthal people developed
  • Yarmouthiense Interglacial Period

    Yarmouthiense Interglacial Period
  • Neolithic Age

    Neolithic Age
    Including developements in human technology such as farming and domesticated animals.
  • First modern humans evolved in Africa

    First modern humans evolved in Africa
  • Illinois Glacial Stage

    Illinois Glacial Stage
    Made up of the North American Pre-Illinoian A, Early Illinoian, and Late Illinoian glaciations. The picture shows glacial terraces located by a tributary to the Ohio River. (b) is formed by outwash of the Illinoian Glacial Stage.
  • Sangamoniense Interglacial Period

    Sangamoniense Interglacial Period
    The global climate was so warm that forests grew in the Arctic Circle.
  • Gigantopithecus extinct

    Gigantopithecus extinct
    These were 10-foot tall, 1200-pound apes who lived in southeast Asia.
  • Cro-Magnon people developed (modern)

    Cro-Magnon people developed (modern)
  • Wisconsin Glacial Stage

    Wisconsin Glacial Stage
    Most recent major advance of the North American Laurentide ice sheet; made major changes to North American geography.
  • Cro-Magnon people migrate out of Africa

    Cro-Magnon people migrate out of Africa
  • Great Lakes started to be formed by glaciers

    Great Lakes started to be formed by glaciers
  • Megafauna went extinct

    Megafauna went extinct
    After the end of the most recent ice age. Megafauna had adapted to the cold climate.
  • Holocene epoch

    Holocene epoch
    Warming period begins after last ice age. Earth's continents moved to look like they look today.
  • Flandrian Interglacial Period

    Flandrian Interglacial Period
    Continues today. The temperature is expected to decline in the future, following the cycle of past ice ages. This process will probably be delayed by global warming.
  • Saber-toothed tigers extinct

    Saber-toothed tigers extinct
    Lived in America.