The Definition of the Quaternary System/Era and the Pleistocene Series/Epoch

@article{Gibbard2009TheDO,
  title={The Definition of the Quaternary System/Era and the Pleistocene Series/Epoch},
  author={Philip L. Gibbard and Martin J. Head},
  journal={Quaternaire},
  year={2009},
  volume={20},
  pages={125-133}
}
The Quaternary is characterised by the development of widespread glaciations in temperate northern regions, and by associated physical and biotic readjustments. As a chronostratigraphical term it has attracted considerable debate. There has long been acceptance that the Quaternary should begin at the first indication of refrigeration in the Mediterranean region, which for spurious reasons was placed at 1.8 Ma. Following protracted discus- sions, led by the International Subcommission on… 

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