So far i'm thinking:
*The NEO-PROGRESSIVE ERA to describe everything from Columbus to a couple hundreds years ahead. 1500-2300 maybe (Neo progressive History)
* specifically the 1850-2100 period will be 'the fossil fuel age'. analogous to the Bronze age or stone age.
## ofcourse if people 500 years from now are living in other star systems (star trek style) then you could refer to this age as 'the PRE-STELLAR AGE'. although that's probably venturing into realms of fantasy.