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Paleogene
Rapid evolution and diversification of fauna, especially mammals, modern plants appear, global warming maximum.
Neogene
Mammals and birds evolve in roughly modern form, early hominids appear, North and South America connect, Gulf stream forms, climate cools down.
Quaternary
The Age of Man and the period we live in. Divided in the two epochs Pleistocene and Holocene.
Pleistocene
Period of repeated glaciations, homo sapiens appears and evolves, ends with the extinction of large mammals and Neanderthals.
Holocene
Warm interglacial period in the current ice age, human cultures and civilizations develop.
Anthropocene
Human activities have a significant global impact on the Earth's ecosystems.