• The Cenozoic began around 65.5 million years ago.
  • It is the most recent era of geologic time.
  • The plate tectonics of the Cenzoic are still going on today.
  • Subduction of the Farallon plate has resulted in the formation of the Rocky Mountains and the San Andreas Fault.
  • The Pleistocene ice ages guided the evolution of life, including the emergence of humans.
  • The remnants of the last advance of glaciers are found today in the Alps and the Himalayas.
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