Meghalayan Age: A new Geological Age within Holocene

Photo: Prasad

Geologists tested the stalagmite found in the caves and discovered an irregularity at the 4.2 interval; Mawmluh cave, Meghalaya.

Abstract: The newly incorporated Meghalayan age in the Geological Time Scale replaces what the scientists called the late Holocene and succeeds the Northgrippian age. The new age began roughly 4,200 years ago during a severe drought period, which is what probably wiped out many civilisations flourishing during the time.