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Meghalayan Age: A new Geological Age within Holocene

The tiny state of Meghalaya has played a significant role in deciphering the history of our planet. The past 4,200 years of the Earth’s history is today classified as a new distinct age, the Meghalayan Age. One stalagmite—a rock formation rising from the floor of the cave, found in the Mawmluh cave in Meghalaya provided the clue that led to the discovery of this new age. The onset of the age was marked by a severe drought due to which...

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