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a common goal of understanding the evolution of our planet through its middle age:
the Palaeoproterozoic Era (2500-1600 Ma). We combine experience in academia,
industry, and government, using a wide range of methods and disciplines to produce a
holistic picture of the Earth as recorded by rocks of this age around the world.
Our project incorporates supercontinents (still speculative for the Palaeoproterozoic)
as centerpieces of the evolving Earth system, potentially tying together processes from
the deep interior to the surface.
The project can only succeed through our cooperation, so we welcome ideas regarding
procedures and products. Our initial vision is to compile a thorough database of the
Palaeoproterozoic geological record, with up-to-date geochronological constraints, to
produce a global correlation chart for the 900-million-year interval. This will be linked
to a computer database and GIS-based maps of the Palaeoproterozoic cratons.
Finally, we intend to produce preliminary palaeogeographic maps of this era using
updated palaeomagnetic constraints. Our tasks are formidable but tractable, and we
welcome your participation.
Indian Statistical Institute,
Raub, California Institute of
August 2008 workshop, 33rd
Visit the “References” page for a list of more than 1500 Palaeoproterozoic references
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page to see an overview of the Singhbhum,
August 2007 workshop, Beijing, China:
September 2006 workshop,
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