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The chronology of the earth's history as determined by geologic events.

ge′o·chron′o·log′ic (-krŏn′ə-lŏj′ĭk), ge′o·chron′o·log′i·cal adj.
ge′o·chron′o·log′i·cal·ly adv.
ge′o·chro·nol′o·gist n.


(Geological Science) a person who studies geochronology
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Along with Potts, the lead authors of these papers are Alan Deino, a geochronologist at the University of California at Berkeley, and paleoanthropologist Alison Brooks of George Washington University.
Questions remain about the age of the oldest Warratyi discoveries, says geochronologist Richard Roberts of the University of Wollongong in Australia.
This was joined to over 75 optically stimulated luminescence dates by project geochronologist Zenobia Jacobs at the University of Wollongong (Australia), creating the highest resolution stone-age sequence from this time span.
Stony and silent, fossil corals can tell tales--if coaxed skillfully by a geochronologist like Bill Thompson at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.
Dating megatauna-bearing sediments from 28 sites across Australia, scientists led by Roberts, a geochronologist at the University of Melbourne, and Flannery, a mammalogist at the South Australian Museum in Adelaide, found that a continent-wide extinction of large animals took place about 46,000 years ago-not many millenniums after humans appeared on the Australian scene.
They both happened at effectively the same time, which is why we think there's a causal link between them," says study coauthor Paul Renne, a geochronologist at the Berkeley Geochronology Center in California.
This was the last time that climate was as warm as-or warmer than-today," said WHOI geochronologist William G.
Resolving this issue required precisely dating both the volcanic eruptions and the extinction itself, says Seth Burgess, a geochronologist at the U.
According to a report by ABC Science, the Australian and Swedish researchers, led by geochronologist Dr Chris Kirkland, from the Western Australian Department of Mines and Petroleum, have found evidence from sandstones in the Morfneso Formation in North Greenland, which confirms the presence of oceans on the early Earth.
Rising temperatures from climate change will worsen future droughts, warns study coauthor Kevin Anchukaitis, a geochronologist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts.
Now, according to a report in Nature News, a team led by Rainer Grun, a geochronologist at the Australian National University in Canberra, has used electron spin resonance (ESR) and uranium-series techniques to date the megafauna teeth directly.
15), a team led by geochronologist Christelle Lahaye of the University of Bordeaux 3 and archaeologist Eric Boeda of the University of Paris X reports March 4 in the Journal of Archaeological Science.