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How scientists uncovered a new geological age from a cave in Meghalaya

Quartz   13 September 2018   India   Meghalaya  

Officially, we’re living in the Holocene epoch. Informally, people talk about our current age as the Anthropocene, melding humans with the lingo of geologic time. And now, there’s a new age with a new name—the Meghalayan. So how did the custom of dividing and categorising time get started, and who gets to decide when there is a new age, epoch, or era?

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