Category Archives: past worlds

Oman’s view of the Snowball Earth

Evidence from my field area of extreme climatic fluctuations 700 million years ago – but does it support the notion that the whole planet froze over?
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Categories: climate science, deep time, fieldwork, geology, outcrops, palaeomagic, past worlds, Proterozoic

Earth’s forgotten youth – and beyond

A new attempt to map out the events of early earth history.
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Categories: deep time, geology, paper reviews, past worlds

Neoproterozoic signs of life

Whilst the the dawn of the Cambrian clearly marked the diversification of mobile, active animals and biomineralisers, the story of their first origins appear to have begun much earlier.
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Categories: fossils, geology, paper reviews, past worlds, Proterozoic

11 terranes amalgamating

On the 11th day of Christmas my true love sent to me…
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Categories: geology, Palaeozoic, past worlds, tectonics

The amazing disappearing asymmetric magnetic reversals

Weird field behaviour in the Neoproterozoic vanishes when you add more data to the mix.
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Categories: geology, geophysics, palaeomagic, past worlds, Proterozoic