GEOL 11042 Lecture 33: 33-Cenozoic Mountain Building

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The cenozoic era is the most recent of the three eras of the phanerozoic eon. It began about 65 million years ago with the close of the mesozoic and the cretaceous- The cenozoic is divided into 2 geologic periods, defined currently as the paleogene period (paleocene, eocene, and oligocene epochs), the. Neogene period (miocene, pliocene, pleistocene, holocene epochs), or also classified as the tertiary period (paleocene, eocene, oligocene, miocene, pliocene) and the. Epoch, which includes the most recent 11,700 years of earth history. Process that began in the paleogene and neogene. Today, we will examine tectonic processes that began in the paleogene and neogene, and that are still actively shaping the landscape. Paleogene period (50ma) map ron blakey, nau geology. Note the approaching impact of india with eurasia, the lack of any indonesian archipelago, the shallowing of the tethys area, and the general position of the continents.

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