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Numerical dating of Precambrian–Cambrian boundary

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Although the base of the Phanerozoic is an important date in the history of life and of the Earth's crust, few conclusive data have been available to estimate the numerical age of this boundary. Accurate and reliable modern data now exist, however, and those relevant modern radiometric dates are summarized in this review and are shown to be consistent with a considerably younger age for the Precambrian–Cambrian boundary than previously accepted.

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  1. Département de Géologie dynamique, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, 75230 Paris Cédex 05, France

    • G. S. Odin
  2. Department of Geology and Mineralogy, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PR, UK

    • N. H. Gale
  3. Centre Armoricain d'étude structurale des socles, Campus de Beaulieu, 35042 Rennes Cédex, France

    • B. Auvray
  4. Institute of Earth Sciences, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel

    • M. Bielski
  5. Département de Géologie, Université, Esplanade de la Paix, 14032 Caen Cédex, France

    • F. Doré
  6. Laboratoire de Géochimie isotopique, U.S.T.L., 34060 Montpellier Cédex, France

    • J.-R. Lancelot
  7. Eenheid Geochronologie, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Pleinlaan 2,1050 Brussels, Belgium

    • P. Pasteels

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