I'm sorry if this is a stupid question. I was wondering if someone could briefly explain what the Pleniglacial age is and how it fits in with the geologic time scale.

Additionally, if someone could recommend a way to keep track of all of these names I would appreciate it.

Thank you!

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    $\begingroup$ Huh? My first Google result puts Pleniglacial in its place... ( 73,000 BP 14,500 BP sub-age Pleistocene Northern Europe) $\endgroup$
    – Jan Doggen
    Jan 28, 2016 at 11:07
  • $\begingroup$ One tip for names you don't know is to not be afraid of Latin and Greek prefixes. If you know what the root plen- means you can have a good grasp on what could be meant, and it is easy to remember. $\endgroup$
    – wienein
    Jan 28, 2016 at 13:45

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The Pleniglacial is a stage of the Weichselian Chronostratigraphy which is divided in three stubstages (early, middle and late). You can compare the absolute age to the geologic time scale.

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(Data from: Kasse, C., Huijzer, A. S., Krzyszkowski, D., Bohncke, S. J. P. and Coope, G. R. (1998), Weichselian Late Pleniglacial and Late-glacial depositional environments, Coleoptera and periglacial climatic records from central Poland (Bełchatów). J. Quaternary Sci., 13: 455–469. doi: 10.1002/(SICI)1099-1417(1998090)13:5<455::AID-JQS398>3.0.CO;2-T)


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