Saturday, July 16, 2011

Terminology Question

Is there a less clunky term for "post-Archean"? Obviously, post-Archean has been around since at least the PAAS definition from Nance & Taylor (1976), and it has obvious utility as "the time in Earth's history when the atmosphere contained oxygen", but I was wondering if there is an officially recognized word for it. Anyone?


Maria said...

As an official recognizer of words, I say it should be the *ozoic or the Foozoic.

I also think Proterozoic-Phanerozoic sounds less clunky than post-Archean - it's longer, but it flows nicely.

C W Magee said...

What about ozoneozoic?