What is geological period?

  • (noun): A unit of geological time during which a system of rocks formed.
    Synonyms: period

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Ediacaran
... The Ediacaran Period /ˌiːdiˈækərən/, named after the Ediacara Hills of South Australia, is the last geological period of the Neoproterozoic Era and of the Proterozoic Eon, immediately ... Its status as an official geological period was ratified in 2004 by the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS), making it the first new geological period declared in 120 years ... Although the Period takes its name from the Ediacara Hills where geologist Reg Sprigg first discovered fossils of the eponymous biota in 1946, the type section is located in the bed of the ...

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