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Carbon Cycle
Carbon Cycle
Carbon Cycle Before Humans: What caused large changes to the carbon cycle 100 MY ago?
Maps Of Pangaea
Pangaea Maps: A sequence of maps shows how a large supercontinent fragmented into several pieces.
Great Rift Valley
East Africa Rift
The East Africa Rift System: Learn about the East Africa Rift.
Novarupta Eruption
The Most Powerful Volcanic Eruption of the 20th Century! It was a case of mistaken identity.
Large Bone Deposit
Largest marine bone deposit
The World's Richest and Most Extensive Marine Bone Deposit: How did this amazing bed form?.
Ordovician Fossils
Ordovician fossils
Ordovician Fossil Discovery: The oldest soft-bodied fossils found to date in Ordovician rocks.
What Are Stromatolites? Learn how they form. Will they be found in the rocks of Mars?
"We learn geology the morning after the earthquake."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
World's Oldest Animal
World's Oldest Animal Fossil
World's Oldest Animal Fossils? Possibly the oldest animal ever discovered. Australia - 650 MYO.
Geologic Time Scale
Divisions of Geologic Time: USGS periodically revises rock unit names and age estimates.
Human Ancestors
Australopithecus sediba
Australopithecus sediba: A new hominid species discovered in South Africa.
Oldest Piece of Mantle
Baffin Island mantle rocks
Oldest Piece of Mantle: A 4.5 billion-year-old slab of mantle under Baffin Island, Canada.
Asilisaurus kongwe
Asilisaurus kongwe
Asilisaurus kongwe: A new discovery challenges the age of the oldest dinosaur.
New Sauropod Species
Abydosaurus mcintoshi
Abydosaurus: A huge new sauropod dinosaur.
"Oil is found in the minds of men."
Wallace Pratt

Newest Historical Geology Items

Colorado Plateau
Colorado Plateau
Colorado Plateau: Researchers have solved the puzzle of why the Colorado Plateau is rising.
Nocturnal Dinosaurs
Nocturnal dinosaurs
Some Dinosaurs Hunted at Night: Scleral ring studies reveal that some were active at night.
Grand Canyon
Age of the Grand Canyon
How Old is the Grand Canyon? Wayne Ranney explores the age of the Grand Canyon.
Rocky Mountains
How did the Rockies form?
How Did the Rockies Form? Not located on a plate boundary, their formation is an enigma.
Pangea Rifting
Pangea rifting and carbon dioxide
Pangea: rifting produced intense volcanic activity that doubled atmospheric carbon dioxide.
Ordovician Extinction
Ordovician extinction
The Late Ordovician Mass Extinction may have been caused by climate change.
Banded Iron
Banded Iron Formations
Banded Iron Formations: A new model is proposed for the origin of BIFs.
"The present is the key to the past."
Charles Lyell
Climate & Ecosystems
understanding past climate and ecosystems
Understanding Past Climate and Ecosystems: West Coast Fossil Park, South Africa.
Growth of the Andes
Andes Mountain Range
How Fast Did the Andes Rise? Oxygen isotope studies reveal a much slower rate of rise.
Guatemalan Jade
Fault motion
Tectonic History In Jade: Dates of metamorphism and fault motion locked in jade.
Clovis Age Extinction
Clovis impact
Do Nanodiamonds and Soot Explain a Clovis Extinction? Overhunting or a comet impact?
Fossilization Mystery
Soom shale
Fossilization Mystery: 1/2 billion years ago these creatures were preserved with incredible detail.
Air Bubbles in Amber
Bubbles in Amber: Cretaceous oxygen levels determed from air bubbles trapped in amber.
Age Of The Andes
Andes Mountains map
How Old Are The Andes Mountains? New research suggests an age of > 7 MY.
"The best geologist is the one who has seen the most rocks."
Herbert Harold Read

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