Skip to Main Content
Skip Nav Destination

The view that the pre-Phanerozoic continental crust records transient supercontinent cycles separated by intervals of diverse shield motion has dominated interpretation of the Precambrian aeon. Of two separated supercontinent intervals, the latter, ‘Rodinia’, is considered to result from Meso-Neoproterozoic accretion and progressive dismemberment by fragmentation after c. 0.9 Ga. Although the present palaeomagnetic database does not permit this premise to be reliably tested by diverse relative movements, the alternative proposition that the crust comprised a quasi-integral lid during pre-Phanerozoic history is eminently testable because it demands conformity of poles to a single position or otherwise to a single apparent...

You do not have access to this content, please speak to your institutional administrator if you feel you should have access.
Close Modal

or Create an Account

Close Modal
Close Modal