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The Proterozoic evolution of Africa

S. F. Olson

The Proterozoic evolution of Africa

by S. F. Olson

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Published by University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Geochronology - South Africa,
  • Geology - South Africa

  • Edition Notes

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    SeriesUniversity of the Witwatersrand. Economic Geology Research Unit. Information circular 343
    The Physical Object
    Pagination61 p.
    Number of Pages61
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22064947M

      This book presents an interdisciplinary overview of the origins of African livestock, placing Africa as one of the world centres for animal domestication. With sections on archaeology, genetics, linguistics and ethnography, this collection contains over twenty contributions from the field's foremost experts and provides fully illustrated, never. The Proterozoic eon lasted almost two billion years, starting 2, million years ago and ending million years ago. During the timeline of the eon, several different events took place.

    Proterozoic evolution of the Mojave crustal province as preserved in the Ivanpah Mountains, southeastern California By Ariel Strickland a,d ∗, Joseph L. Wooden b, Chris G. Mattinsona,c, Takayuki Ushikubod, David M. Millerb, John W. Valleyd a Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences, Stanford University, Stanford, CA , United.   There was a significant oxidation of the Earth's surface around 2 billion years ago (2 Gyr)1,2,3,4. Direct evidence for this oxidation comes, mostly, from geological records of .

    Interest in ore deposits persisted and there was an increasing interest in interpretation of the tectonic history of Proterozoic rocks in terms of plate tectonic models, as summarized in papers by Phillip Anderson, Ed DeWitt, Clay Conway, Paul Lindberg, and J.L Anderson in the Arizona Geological Society Digest “Geologic Evolution of Manufacturer: Arizona Geological Society.   1. Introduction. In On the origin of species by natural selection, Charles Darwin () famously fretted over the complexity of the oldest known animal fossils. To account for the stratigraphic pattern he observed, Darwin postulated a long prior history of metazoan evolution, during which the morphological complexity and diversity displayed by trilobites and other Cambrian animals slowly.


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The Proterozoic evolution of Africa by S. F. Olson Download PDF EPUB FB2

About this book. models for intracrustal orogeny are preferred to explain the evolution of some late Proterozoic African terrains. Proterozoic foredeeps have been recognized adjacent to several major thrust belts in North America and contain major iron formations that may be genetically related to foredeep magmatism.

Africa - Africa - Geologic history: The African continent essentially consists of five ancient Precambrian cratons—Kaapvaal, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Congo, and West African—that were formed between about and 2 billion years ago and that basically have been tectonically stable since that time; those cratons are bounded by younger fold belts formed between 2 billion and million years ago.

Proterozoic geochronology and tectonic evolution of southern Africa Article (PDF Available) in Geological Society London Special Publications (1) January with Reads. In northeast Africa arc micro plate accretion, with extensive ophiolite obduction in the Neoproterozoic, is suggested.

In contrast, a model of intracrustal orogeny is preferred to explain the evolution of some other Neoproterozoic African terranes. Proterozoic fore deeps have been recognized adjacent to some major thrust belts in North Africa.

T.G. Blenkinsop, "Archean magmatic granulites, diapirism, and Proterozoic reworking in the Northern Marginal Zone of the Limpopo Belt", Origin and Evolution of Precambrian High-Grade Gneiss Terranes, with Special Emphasis on the Limpopo Complex of Southern Africa, Dirk D.

van Reenen, Jan D. Kramers, Stephen McCourt, Leonid L. Perchuk. Book: All Authors / Contributors: Samir El-Gaby; Reinhard Greiling. structural relationships of Proterozoic ophiolites in Northeast and East Africa / R. Shackleton --Tectonics and evolution of the Proterozoic basement of northeastern Africa / J.

Vail --Evolution. Recent data imply that for much of the Proterozoic Eon ( to million years ago), Earth's oceans were moderately oxic at the surface and sulfidic at depth. Under these conditions, biologically important trace metals would have been scarce in most marine environments, potentially restricting the nitrogen cycle, affecting primary productivity, and limiting the ecological distribution of.

This book is a tribute to the multitudes of scientists who have worked out the geology of Southern Africa over many years and decades. Whatever their discipline, each provided a step in the construction of this fascinating story of 3.

8 Ga of crustal development. The Indian shield represents a vast repository of the Precambrian geological record.

The Precambrian sedimentary basins were developed on four major Archaean nuclei (Dharwar, Bastar, Singhbhum and Aravalli–Bundelkhand; Fig. ) and are comparable to those of Australia, South Africa, Canada and Brazil in scale and importance for global studies of Precambrian crustal evolution.

known to the author on the evolution of Proterozoic orogenic belts in southern Africa are presented in Figures 3–8. U–Pb zircon or monazite ages are emphasized whenever possible, but in some. Proterozoic Eon, the younger of the two divisions of Precambrian time, the older being the Archean Proterozoic Eon extended from billion to million years ago and is often divided into the Paleoproterozoic ( billion to billion years ago), the Mesoproterozoic ( billion to 1 billion years ago), and the Neoproterozoic (1 billion to million years ago) eras.

The Proterozoic Biosphere is the first major study of the paleobiology of the Proterozoic Earth. It is a multidisciplinary work dealing with the evolution of the Earth, the environment, and life during the forty percent of Earth's history that extends from the middle of the Precambrian Eon ( Ma) to the beginning of the Paleozoic Era ( Ma.).

the Medieval Civilisations of Africa, Africa Traditional Economies, Spread of Christianity and Islam in Africa, African Reaction to Colonial Rule, the Rise of Nationalism, Decolonisation of Africa, Wars of Liberation in Africa and finally The Independent Africa. The book is appropriately referenced with Bibliography and Index.

Purchase Proterozoic Crustal Evolution, Volume 10 - 1st Edition. Print Book & E-Book. ISBNThe Proterozoic (/ ˌ p r oʊ t ər ə ˈ z oʊ ɪ k, p r ɒ t-,-ər oʊ-,-t r ə-,-t r oʊ-/) is a geological eon spanning the time from the appearance of oxygen in Earth's atmosphere to just before the proliferation of complex life (such as trilobites or corals) on the name Proterozoic combines the two forms of ultimately Greek origin: protero-meaning "former, earlier", and -zoic.

Butterfield, N. J.,A vaucheriacean alga from the middle Neoproterozoic of Spitsbergen: implications for the evolution of Proterozoic eukaryotes and the Cambrian explosion, Paleobiology – CrossRef Google Scholar.

Taking into account the relations among the Proterozoic and Paleozoic outcrops between South America, Africa and East Antarctica, we deduce the existence of a former area (“Safran”; Fig.

2) placed amidst these area conjecturally provided the terranes, which then formed continental fragments like the Precordillera, the Argentine Marine Platform, Malvinas Islands and.

36 The Proterozoic Record of Eukaryotes 34 Morphological innovation and the evolution of hadrosaurid dinosaurs 31 Ecomorphological diversifications of Mesozoic marine reptiles: the roles of ecological opportunity and extinction.

Proterozoic Australia has long been interpreted as a single intact continent in which all tectonic and magmatic activity was intracratonic. This paper proposes an alternative hypothesis in which numerous fragments of continental crust were assembled by plate tectonic processes.

The Proterozoic Eon This is a video for the course SBI4U6. Feel free to share, copy, distribute, use, and the like.-YY *EDIT* I keep referring to the Proterozoic eon as the Proterozoic Era. Evolution began to diversify the types of organisms found in the ocean around this time.

This increase in abundance of life led to a major change in the atmosphere. Classically, the boundary between the Proterozoic and the Phanerozoic eons was set at the base of the Cambrian Period when the first fossils of animals including trilobites and.Proterozoic Era: Life.

The first traces of life appear nearly billion years ago, in the early Archaean. However, clearly identifiable fossils remain rare until the late Archaean, when stromatolites, layered mounds produced by the growth of microbial mats, become common in the rock tolite diversity continued to increase through most of the Proterozoic.'s "Encyclopedia of World History", other reference books such as Whitaker's Almanack and The Statesman's Year Book, “The Last Two Million Years" published by the Readers' Digest, and "Discovering Africa's Past" by Basil Davidson.