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(ˌpeɪ li oʊ dʒiˈɒg rə fi; esp. Brit. ˌpæl i-)

the science of representing the earth's geographic features belonging to any part of the geologic past.
pa`le•o•ge•og′ra•pher, n.
pa`le•o•ge`o•graph′ic (-ˌdʒi əˈgræf ɪk) pa`le•o•ge`o•graph′i•cal, adj.
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paleogeography, palaeogeography

the branch of geography that studies the features of the earth of past geologie times. — paleogeographer, palaeogeographer, n.paleogeographic, palaeogeographic, paleogeographical, palaeogeographical, adj.
See also: Geography
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The study of the Earth's past geography.
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Noun1.paleogeography - the study of the geography of ancient times or ancient epochspaleogeography - the study of the geography of ancient times or ancient epochs
archaeology, archeology - the branch of anthropology that studies prehistoric people and their cultures
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In the current research, the Berkeley/Santa Barbara/MIT team used state-of-the-art models of Earth's paleogeography to reconstruct the position of such mountain-building events over the last half-billion years.
and King, G.C.P.: 1981, Towards a paleogeography and tectonic evolution of Iran.
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These advances, together with recognition of the importance of faulting in regional tectonism, lead to a refined model of Ganderian terranes as sediment sources for the intervening cover sequences, aid in interpreting Late Ordovician-Silurian paleogeography, and suggest roles of the Cambrian-Ordovician terranes during Salinic and later Acadian deformation.