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The Geological Time Scale and Eons.docx

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Department
Geology
Course
GEOL 2207
Professor
J.Finnis
Semester
Summer

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The Geological Time Scale and Eons James Ussher - Calculated earth to be 600 years old by adding up dates in the Bible - In Oct. 22 4004 BC George Cuvier (1700-1800) - Examined the remains of mammoths in Europe and concluded they were once a living species that had become extinct TODAY - We have a time scale that divides and subdivides Earth’s 4.6 billion years into various time periods o Eons  Precambrian, Phanerozoic o Eras
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