Geologic Time Scale

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http://www.geosociety.org/science/timescale/

What was going on during these time periods?

During the Cenozoic (the last 65 million years): 

Zachos, 2008

The last 5.3 million years…

Raymo and Lisiecki, 2005 

What did the world look like when your sediment sample was deposited? 

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