We live in the Holocene Epoch, of the Quaternary Period, in the Cenozoic Era (of the Phanerozoic Eon). What era are we currently experiencing? According to the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS), the professional organization in charge of defining Earth’s time scale, we are officially in the Holocene (“entirely
The 1860s and the 1890s gave birth to the period known as the Wild West and laid a foundation to its ensuing mythology. It was an era of cowboys, Indians, pioneers, outlaws and gunslingers brought together by the purposes of expansion, defense, greed and reinvention. What years was the Wild
Large dinosaurs first appeared about 228 million years ago during the Triassic period and grew bigger during the ensuing Jurassic period, then disappeared at the end of the Cretaceous period about 65 million years ago. What dinosaurs did Argentinosaurus live with? The fossils of Argentinosaurus were recovered from the Huincul
The Post-classical era saw several common developments or themes. There was the expansion and growth of civilization into new geographic areas; the rise and/or spread of the three major world, or missionary, religions; and a period of rapidly expanding trade and trade networks. How do historians define the term modern
“Green River were arguably the first grunge band, forming around the same time as the rest of Seattle’s first wave (the Melvins, Soundgarden, and Malfunkshun). In 1985, they became the first grunge band to release a record, kickstarting the Seattle music scene and later helping to establish the Sub Pop
Trilobites served to neatly bookend the Paleozoic, arising in the Lower Cambrian, some 521 million years ago, and lasting until the end of the Permian. But these amazing arthropods were far from the only creatures living in those ancient seas. In which era S do we see trilobites? Trilobites, exclusively
During the Mesozoic, or “Middle Life” era, life diversified rapidly and giant reptiles, dinosaurs and other monstrous beasts roamed the Earth. The period, which spans from about 252 million years ago to about 66 million years ago, was also known as the age of reptiles or the age of dinosaurs.