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The Precambrian in Georgia, US

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Precambrian Fossils
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Paleontology and geology

During the Precambrian, Laurentia (North America) rifted from the supercontinent Pannotia. This tectonic activity resulted in the opening of the Iapetus Ocean and the deposition of shallow-marine clastic sediments that we see today in some areas of Georgia. However, little else is known about Precambrian environments or life in Georgia because the original sedimentary rocks of this time interval were later metamorphosed.

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Education and Exhibits

Education and Exhibits

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Virtual Museum of Fossils: Geosciences, at Georgia's Valdosta State University, presents an interactive virtual museum of invertebrate and vertebrate fossil specimens. Explore the collection by animal, or by time period from Precambrian to Quaternary. Maps are detailed and include ecosystem distribution. Fossil photographs, many showing multiple views, list information about where the fossil was found, and how it is categorized taxonomically. Some pages feature a drawing of the animal's skeleton showing the fossil bone in red.

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