post·gla·cial | \ˌpōst-ˈglā-shəl \

Definition of postglacial 

: existing or occurring during the time following a glacial period postglacial volcanism postglacial climate change

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The date places the statue at a time when forests were spreading across a warmer, postglacial Eurasia. Andrew Curry, Science | AAAS, "This 11,000-year-old statue unearthed in Siberia may reveal ancient views of taboos and demons," 25 Apr. 2018 Scientists at the Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey in Madison said at the time that the low-intensity seismic activity could have been produced by a phenomenon known as postglacial rebounding. Don Behm, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Magnitude 3.1 earthquake shakes border of Illinois and Indiana," 9 Sep. 2017 The flat postglacial geography of the sluggish Chicago River and its adjacent swamps marked the narrow southwestern edge of the Great Lakes watershed, the perfect spot for a canal to connect the Great Lakes to the Mississippi River watershed. Bill Savage, Chicago Reader, "Chicago’s famous flatness is important (and not always true)," 22 June 2017

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1851, in the meaning defined above

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