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The last 2.6 million years is known as the Quaternary and brings us up to the present day.

The main period of time is known as the Pleistocene, which includes the glacial advances of the Ice Age, most of the last 10,000 years (an interglacial period) as the Holocene, and the last 200 years (in which man-made geological processes dominate) as the Anthropocene.

Shropshire has examples of each of these periods.

 Shropshire Examples


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