08 Biography of Earth

08 Biography of Earth - Biography of Earth (Ch 12 & 13)...

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Biography of Earth Other courses: Geology 102. Introductory Geology II: Historical Geology 205. Evolution and Geological Time. Geology 206. Dinosaurs. Geology 212. Earth and LifeThrough Time. Greatest Hits in Earth’s 4.55 billion year history.
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12.24 545 m.y. Precambrian Phanerozoic The beginning: 4,550 m.y. Today Appearance of abundant, diverse, & complex LIFE as preserved in fossils Geological Time Scale
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Oldest mineral grains: 4,200 m.y. Oldest complete rock: 4,000 m.y. from Canada 4,550 - 4,000 m.y.: Hadean Eon (Hell on Earth) - no rocks preserved 4,550 million years ago: birth of the Earth & solar system - age from studies of meteorites Intense meteorite bombardment Earth’s moon Manicouagan crater, Quebec simulation
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Archean Eon 4,000 to 2,500 m.y. - birth of the crust, oceans and life 13.5 13.6 Rapid Growth of Continental Crust Archean Archean Proterozoic Proterozoic
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This note was uploaded on 10/02/2011 for the course GEOLOGY 100 taught by Professor Lepre during the Spring '11 term at Rutgers.

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