paleogeography

noun
pa·leo·ge·og·ra·phy | \ ˌpā-lē-ō-jē-ˈä-grə-fē , especially British ˌpa- \

Definition of paleogeography 

: the geography of ancient times or of a particular past geological epoch

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Other words from paleogeography

paleogeographic \ˌpā-lē-ō-ˌjē-ə-ˈgra-fik, especially Britishˌpa- \ or paleogeographical \ˌpā-lē-ō-ˌjē-ə-ˈgra-fi-kəl, especially Britishˌpa- \ adjective
paleogeographically \ˌpā-lē-ō-ˌjē-ə-ˈgra-fi-k(ə-)lē, especially Britishˌpa- \ adverb

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The position of a landmass in the geologic past — a continent’s paleogeography — could be used to claim rights to that land. Brian Romans, WIRED, "Seafloor Sunday #73: Territorial disputes in the Arctic Ocean," 19 Sep. 2010

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First Known Use of paleogeography

1881, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for paleogeography

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The first known use of paleogeography was in 1881

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