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The most recent of geological time divisions. Marked by the continued retreat of glaciers, and a rising sea level, this charming age has been the post popular place for contemporary... well, contemporary anything to thrive.

Some high points in geographic change have been the separation of the United Kingdom from the continent of mainland Europe, and the desertification of North Africa and the Middle East.

Indeed, the holocene era has brought forests to Europe, birch and pine to the tundra, and made the climate on Earth more equable. Aren't you glad to be here in these last ten thousand years?

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