Siberia (continent)


Siberia (continent)

Siberia is the craton located in the heart of the region of Siberia. Siberia or "Angaraland" (or simply Angara) is today the Central Siberian Plateau. It is an extremely ancient craton that formed an independent continent before the Permian

Partial "(Incomplete)" history of Siberia in chronological order

* ~2.5 billion years ago (Siderian), Siberia was part of a continent of Arctica, along with the Canadian Shield
* ~1.1 billion years ago (Stenian), Siberia became part of the major supercontinent of Rodinia.
* ~750 million years ago (Cryogenian), Rodinia broke up, and Siberia became part of the minor supercontinent of Protolaurasia.
* ~600 million years ago (Ediacaran), Protolaurasia became part of the major southern supercontinent of Pannotia.
* ~550 million years ago (Ediacaran), Pannotia broke up and Protolaurasia split up and became the continents of Laurentia, Baltica, and Siberia.
* ~Cambrian, Siberia was an independent continent.
* ~Carboniferous, Siberia collided with the minor continent of Kazakhstania.
* ~Permian, Siberia and Kazakhstania collided with Baltica, thus completing the formation of the supercontinent Pangaea.
* ~Jurassic, Pangaea split up into the two minor supercontinents of Gondwana and Laurasia.
* ~Cretaceous, Laurasia gradually split up into the 2 continents of North America and Eurasia.
* ~Eocene, The minor continent of India collided into Asia, generating the Himalaya.
* ~Present day, Siberia is part of the continent of Asia which is part of Eurasia.
* ~250 million years in the future, Siberia may be in the subtropical region and part of a new supercontinent of Pangaea Ultima.
* ~400 million years in the future, Pangaea Ultima may disintegrate, but Siberia may remain attached to Eurasia.

External links

* [http://jan.ucc.nau.edu/~rcb7/paleogeographic_asia.html Asia History - Page detailing the history of Siberia as well as other parts of Asia.]


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