paleogeography

[pey-lee-oh-jee-og-ruh-fee or, esp. British, pal-ee-]
noun
the science of representing the earth's geographic features belonging to any part of the geologic past.

Origin:
1880–85; paleo- + geography

paleogeographer, noun
paleogeographic [pey-lee-oh-jee-uh-graf-ik or, esp. British, pal-ee-] , paleogeographical, adjective
paleogeographically, adverb
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Example sentences
Paleogeography is the study of these ancient environments.
The map above illustrates this paleogeography nicely.
The boundaries of the play are further restricted by the paleogeography that controlled reef deposition.
Many of the differences can be related to paleogeography, basin hydrography, and global sea level.
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