Jolley et al. (2002) presented two very interesting points: (1) the late Paleocene thermal maximum (LPTM) has an age between 57.5 and 60.54 Ma (vs. 54.98 Ma in the current time scale of Cande and Kent [1995] and Berggren et al. [1995]), and thus the current time scale is too young by up to 5 m.y. for the late Paleocene, and (2) the LPTM correlates with and was most likely caused by the early phase of widespread North Atlantic volcanism. Both points are of broad interest in geosciences because the geological time scale is probably the most important standard...

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