GEOHERITAGE SITES Meghalayan Age: The Youngest Age Interval in Earth’s History

The preserved record of a 4200-year-old event within the stalagmites of Mawmluh limestone cave in Meghalaya has resulted in the cave and state gaining international recognition. The study of these stalagmites suggests a major climatic event which might have impacted human civilization during the time. The current geological age, starting 4200 years ago, is now called the Meghalayan Age, the youngest time division of the Holocene Epoch.

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