Dictionary of Geotourism

2020 Edition
| Editors: Anze Chen, Young Ng, Erkuang Zhang, Mingzhong Tian

Historical Geology

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_1061

Historical geology is the study of the history of the Earth based on the theories and methodologies of palaeontology, stratigraphy, geologic chronology and palaeogeography. It covers studies of the palaeogeography of each geological period, changes in the palaeosedimentary environment, characteristics of magmatic activities and tectonic movements, distribution and evolution of ancient life, metamorphic events and metamorphism, which are used to interpret and summarize the general processes of crustal tectonics and evolution.

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