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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.

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


The study of the Earth's past geography.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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These data, together with the new evidences of marine influence, are an interesting source of paleogeographic information, and they lead to a reinterpretation of the sources of marine influence on the Leza Fm, as well as a revision of the early Aptian paleogeography of NE Iberia.
A promising new project, called "Taking the pulse of planet Earth", would address earth systems through time by undertaking a multi-parameter analysis of global magmatism, including spatial distribution, ages, periodicities, rates, volume estimates, geochemical fluxes to atmosphere and hydrosphere, tectonic and geodynamic settings, sequence stratigraphic framework, structural trends, evolving major- and trace-element compositions, evolving isotopic ratios, paleomagnetic data, paleo-intensity data, paleogeography, and ore deposits.
Global paleogeography and paleoclimate of the Late Cretaceous and Early Tertiary.
The extent of the uplift that deformed this shoreline in the Bering Strait was unknown before the present study, although it is critical to the Pliocene/early Pleistocene paleogeography of the Bering Strait.
2004, Phanerozoic climate zones and paleogeography with a consideration of atmospheric C[O.
Nothrotheriops from the Pleistocene of Oklahoma and paleogeography of the genus.
Geochemical and isotopic constraints on subduction polarity, magma sources, and paleogeography of the Kohistan intra-oceanic arc, northern Pakistan Himalaya.
Stratigraphy and paleogeography of Mabou Group and related Middle Carboniferous facies, Nova Scotia, Canada.