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Make Your Own Geology Map


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Geologic Time

Colour image illustrating geologic time with colour bands

The geologic time scale is a tool used to understand events that occurred during Earth history and the relationships between them. It has developed over more than a century as a system of names that help geologists relate the formation of rocks to time, and it organizes Earth’s geologic history based largely on events in the evolution of the planet and life.

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Learning Object Collection: Magnificent Rocks
Learning Object: Make Your Own Geology Map
Institution: New Brunswick Museum