12.453 | Fall 2005 | Graduate
Crosby Lectures in Geology: History of Africa

Lecture Notes

WEEK # Topics
1 600 Million Years of African Geology (PDF 1 of 2 - 1.6 MB) (PDF 2 of 2 - 2.0 MB)
2 The Panafrican Orogeny (PDF - 2.0 MB)
3 The Wilson Cycle: Geology before the Present Oceans began to Form (PDF - 2.5 MB)
4 Undeformed and Deformed Alkaline Rocks and Carbonatites (PDF - 1.9 MB) (Courtesy of Lew Ashwal and Sue Webb. Used with permission.)
5 The Panafrican Orogeny II (PDF)
6 Paleomagnetism
7 Paleozoic History
8 Africa in the Early Phases of the Break-up of Pangea (200 to 135 Ma)
9 The Opening of the South Atlantic (PDF - 1.3 MB)
10 Africa’s Past 30 Million Years I (PDF 1 of 2 - 2.0 MB) (PDF 2 of 2 - 1.1 MB)
11 Africa’s Past 30 Million Years II (PDF 1 of 2 - 1.6 MB) (PDF 2 of 2 - 1.6 MB)
12 Africa’s Past 30 Million Years III (PDF - 1.5 MB)
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