the stories of Oz


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North Pole
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Ediacara
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North Pole and the birth of life

By 3.5 billion years ago a significant fraction of the present day continental mass had been created (the extent of subsequent continental growth of continents is still debated).

North Pole, WA
North Pole life

modern stromatilites, Shark Bay, WA


timelines

Geological time in millions of years (myrs)