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Then in the late Holocene, the glaciers advanced (at least) twice.
An advance around 1200 a, as shown by several moraine ages, coincides with the Göschenen II cold phase.
Based on these results, four tentative steps of the Holocene evolution could be distinguished.The influence of humans is of world extent and is so profound that it seems appropriate to have a special geologic name for this time. In addition, some geologists have argued that the time characterized by the rise of humanity should be separated from the time characterized by humanity’s domination over the planet’s ecological systems and biogeochemical cycles, and thus they have proposed that the later part of the Holocene should be classified as a new geologic epoch called the Anthropocene.