Gondwanaland in Late Proterozoic and Early Palaeozoic Times

  • H. H. Read
  • Janet Watson


The object of this chapter is to outline the geological cycle which began in late Precambrian times in the continents of the southern hemisphere. It reached its terminal phases in early Palaeozoic times and was followed by very extensive stabilisation of the crust. It is referred to by many names: Katangan, Mozambiquian, Pan-African, Indian Ocean, Adelaidean are all in common use for what are, in essentials, equivalent cycles.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. H. Read
    • 1
  • Janet Watson
    • 2
  1. 1.Imperial College of Science and TechnologyUniversity of LondonLondonEngland
  2. 2.Imperial College of Science and TechnologyThe University of LondonLondonEngland

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