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Encyclopedia > Siberia (continent)

Siberia (Sometimes called Angara) is the craton located in the heart of the region of Siberia. It has been a separate continent in the past.

Partial (Incomplete) history of Siberia in chronological order

  • ~1.1 billion years ago, Siberia became part of the major supercontinent of Rodinia.
  • ~750 million years ago, Rodinia broke up, and Siberia became part of the minor supercontinent of Protolaurasia.
  • ~600 million years ago, Protolaurasia became part of the major southern supercontinent of Pannotia.
  • ~550 million years ago, Pannotia broke up and Protolaurasia split up and became the continents of Laurentia, Baltica, and Siberia.
  • ~Cambrian, Siberia was an independent continent.
  • ~Carboniferous, Siberia collided with the minor continent of Kazakstania.
  • ~Permian, Siberia and Kazakstania collided with Baltica, thus completing the formation of the supercontinent Pangaea.
  • ~Jurassic, Pangaea split up into the two minor supercontinents of Gondwana and Laurasia.
  • ~Cretaceous, Laurasia gradually split up into the 2 continents of North America and Eurasia.
  • ~Eocene, The minor continent of India collided into Asia, generating the Himalaya.
  • ~Present day, Siberia is part of the continent of Asia which is part of Eurasia.
  • ~250 million years time, all of the continents will collide into each other forming Pangaea Ultima.
  • ~400 million years time, Pangaea Ultima will probably break up, and no one knows what will happen after that.

External link

Asia History - Page detailing the history of Siberia as well as other parts of Asia. (http://jan.ucc.nau.edu/~rcb7/paleogeographic_asia.html)

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Siberia (2363 words)
Whole caravans of country people and women intended for the Cossacks were sent to Siberia at government expense to promote agriculture and to accustom the Cossacks to a settled mode of life; this was accompanied by concessions in the payment of taxes.
In the interior of Siberia there was a great increase of the colonizing movement in the nineteenth century; from the thirties on especially there was a great number of exiles.
Among the causes for this decline, outside of the small natural increase of the aborigines, are such diseases as small-pox and typhus that have been introduced by Europeans, the injury done by brandy, the decline of the chase, and the steady advance of the Russian peasant.
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