Earth Collections: Holocene database

The geological timescale

The Museum's holdings of Holocene material comprise approximately 550 items. The chief reason for the small size of the collection is that, strictly speaking, the Holocene does not include any fossils as properly defined, so acquisition has been patchy at best, as it properly falls within archaeological and zoological remits.

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