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Encyclopedia > Statherian

The Statherian (from Greek statheros, "stable, firm") is the final geologic period in the Paleoproterozoic Era and lasted from 1800 million years ago to 1600 million years ago. Instead of being based on stratigraphy, these dates are defined chronometrically. Geology (from Greek γη- (ge-, the earth) and λογος (logos, word, reason)) is the science and study of the Earth, its composition, structure, physical properties, history, and the processes that shape it. ... In geology, a period or age is a time span of many millions of years that are assumed to have had similar characteristics. ... The Paleoproterozoic is the first of the three sub-divisions of the Proterozoic occurring between 2500 to 1600 million years ago. ... ERA is an abbreviation for several different things, including: the Equal Rights Amendment, a proposed, but unratified, Constitutional amendment in United States Earned run average, a baseball statistic Engine Room Artificer Education Reform Act Engineering Research Associates, a pioneering computer firm from the 1950s Academy of European Law Trier Explosive... Stratigraphy, a branch of geology, is basically the study of rock layers and layering (stratification). ...


During this period the first complex single-celled life appeared. Kingdoms Eukaryotes (also spelled eucaryotes) are organisms with complex cells, in which the genetic material is organized into membrane-bound nuclei. ...


The period is characterized on most continents by either new platforms or final cratonization of fold belts. Dymaxion map by Buckminster Fuller shows land mass with minimal distortion as only one continuous continent A continent (Latin continere, to hold together) is a large continuous land mass. ... The continental shelf is the extended perimeter of each continent, which is covered during interglacial periods such as the one we live in by relatively shallow seas and gulfs. ... A craton is an old and stable part of the continental crust that has survived the merging and splitting of continents and supercontinents for at least 500 million years. ...


The supercontinent Columbia formed at the beginning of this period. A supercontinent is a mass of land comprising more than one continental core, or craton. ...


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  • GeoWhen Database
Proterozoic eon
Paleoproterozoic era Mesoproterozoic era Neoproterozoic era
Siderian Rhyacian Orosirian Statherian Calymmian Ectasian Stenian Tonian Cryogenian Ediacaran

 
 

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