Aftonian


Aftonian
/æfˈtoʊniən/ (say af'tohneeuhn) Geology

adjective
1. of, relating to, or designating an interglacial stage of the early Pleistocene in North America.
noun
2. the, this period.
{named after Afton, a town in Iowa, US, where deposits from this period were found}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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