A Comprehensive Review of Significant Geological Eras


Miko Avci (Editor)

Series: Origin, Evolution and Geological History of the Earth
BISAC: SCI031000

A Comprehensive Review of Significant Geological Eras begins by exploring the nature and evolution of the lithospheric mantle beneath the North China Craton.

The late Cenozoic evolution of the east Eurasian convergent margin is described through an investigation of geothermal events related to regional tectonic movements.

The authors discuss how the onset of glacial conditions began in the very early Carboniferous Tournaisian Stage and continued at least until the Gzhelian, or even into the Permian Asselian Stage.

The geochemical characteristics of volcanism in the Western Magmatic Belt and Eastern Magmatic are also discussed, indicating early stages of back-arc basins during the Tremadoc.

The Neoproterozoic Malani Igneous Suite, the product of mantle plume/hotspot tectonism in the Northwestern Indian shield, is also examined.

Thanks to recent developments in archaeobotany and archaeozoology, the authors evaluate how the initial domestication of plants and animals unfolded during the Neolithic revolution.



Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Geochemical Studies of the Lherzolite Xenoliths Entrapped in the Cenozoic Basalts from Hannuoba: Implication for the Destruction of the North China Craton
(XianZhe Duan, HaiJia Lei, BenXun Su, ZhenPing Tang, SuJuan Niu and HongJie Shen, Resource & Environment and Safety Engineering, University of South China, Hengyang, China, and others)

Chapter 2. Fission Track Analysis of Apatite for Thermochronology of a Cretaceous Sedimentary Sequence in Southwest Japan: Impact of Arc Bending on the East Eurasian Paleogeography during the Cenozoic
(Yasuto Itoh, Research Center for Regional Disaster Damage Prevention, Osaka Prefecture University, Osaka, Japan)

Chapter 3. The Carboniferous Dwyka Group of Southern Africa
(J. N. Dunlevey and A. M. Smith, Department of Geology and Mining, University of Limpopo, Private Bag, Sovenga, Limpopo, South Africa, and others)

Chapter 4. Ordovician Volcanism in the Puna (Argentina)
(Beatriz Coira, Instituto de Ecorregioneas Andinas INECOA, Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas, Universidad Nacional de Jujuy, Argentina)

Chapter 5. Review on Relationship between Volcanic and Plutonic Rocks of Neoproterozoic Malani Igneous Suite: Field, Petrographical, Geochemical and Tectonic Proxies
(Naveen Kumar and Naresh Kumar, Department of Geology, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, India)

Chapter 6. How the Neolithic Revolution Unfolded: Invention and Adoption or Change and Adaptation? Addressing the Diffusion Controversy about Initial Domestication
(Serge Svizzero, Université de La Réunion, Faculté de Droit et d’Economie, Saint-Denis, France)

Chapter 7. Fars Region of Iran in the Neolithic Age: Cultural Change and Continuation Process
(Morteza Khanipour and Kamal Aldin Niknami, Department of Archaeology, University of Tehran, Iran)


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