Rock Archive

Rock Archive is an outreach blog that communicates to the public about the current state of knowledge on Earth’s past and present environments. The blog was co-founded in late 2020 by Dr. Kärt Paiste, a Marie Skłodowska-Curie postdoctoral fellow at Washington University in St. Louis, and Ichiko Sugiyama, a Ph.D. candidate at the Weizmann Institute of Science.

Figure 1. Scientists from around the world joined the Gabon and Oxygenation of Earth - Drilling Early Earth Project (GOE-DEEP) workshop to discuss the potential of continental drilling in Gabon to address the timing and the degree of the Great Oxidation Event.

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GOE-DEEP: An International Continental Scientific Drilling Program (ICDP) proposal to probe Earth’s Great Oxidation

This past November, over 45 scientists and industry members from 13 nationalities gathered at the Geological Survey of Norway (NGU) in Trondheim to participate in the ICDP GOE-DEEP workshop.

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The evolution of Earth’s atmosphere

Learn more about how the Earth's atmosphere evolved through time at Rock Archive!

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What is – the Atmosphere?

What is [geology] is a blog series where we address key vocabularies in the field of geology (i.e., a study of the history of the Earth and other planets). We explore the word [Atmosphere] today.

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Figure 1. These limestone beds at the coast of Estonia formed during the Ordovician period (485.4 – 443.8 million years ago), when limestone deposition was wide spread across all continents (image credit: Rock Archive).
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Rock archive: How rocks can tell us about the Earth’s past

The main tool in reconstructing Earth’s environmental history is – rocks! In order to explore the 'rock archive,' we must first understand what kind of stories different types of rocks can tell us!

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Welcome to Rock Archive: A new outreach blog

Rock Archive is an outreach blog that communicates to the public about the current state of knowledge on Earth’s past and present environments.

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