The Holocene extinction, otherwise referred to as the sixth mass extinction or Anthropocene extinction, is an ongoing extinction event of species during the present Holocene epoch. Holocene swamp deposits on the island consist of thin layers of limestone, lime sand, marl, peat, and algal sediments. They are described by Hassell and Kneebone () and Backhouse (). The maximum thickness of swamp sediments ranges from . The Holocene is the name given to the last 11, years* of the Earth's history — the time since the end of the last major glacial epoch, or "ice age." Since then, there have been small-scale climate shifts — notably the "Little Ice Age" between about 12A.D. — but in general, the Holocene has been a relatively warm period in. Read articles from The Holocene ahead of print. Access to society journal content varies across our titles. If you have access to a journal via a society or association membership, please browse to your society journal, select an article to view, and follow the instructions in this box. The Holocene (/ ˈ h ɒ l. ə ˌ s iː n, ˈ h ɒ l. oʊ-, ˈ h oʊ. l ə-, ˈ h oʊ. l oʊ-/ HOL-ə-seen, HOL-oh-, HOH-lə-, HOH-loh-) is the current geological raiplantiverciduconciasembstewpato.xyzinfo began approximately 11, cal years before present, after the last glacial period, which concluded with the Holocene glacial retreat. The Holocene and the preceding Pleistocene together form the Quaternary period. Jun 30, · Popradské pleso has a large catchment to lake area ratio (), and a maximum water depth of ~18 m with a surface area of ~– ha (Schaffer and Stummer, ; Pacl, ). The lake catchment has a granite-granodiorite bedrock and is surrounded by the tallest mountain peaks in the entire High Tatra region including the tallest mountain.