- Siberia (continent)
Siberia is the
cratonlocated 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 cratonthat 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 supercontinentof 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 Gondwanaand Laurasia.
Cretaceous, Laurasia gradually split up into the 2 continents of North Americaand Eurasia.
Eocene, The minor continent of Indiacollided into Asia, generating the Himalaya.
* ~Present day, Siberia is part of the continent of Asia which is part of
* ~250 million years in the future, Siberia may be in the
subtropicalregion 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.
* [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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