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This paper looks at the history of the land that lies beneath Staten Island, which was created over several hundred million years via the recurrent disintegration and smashing of continents. It then looks at the current geography and demography of the area, including population trends of the area.
From the Paper:"Around 500 million years ago, there was nothing called the Staten Island. What had in existence had been the continental chunks and some ocean basins. One of these continental chunks was ancient North America, which was named Laurentia. At this particular juncture in the history of the globe Laurentia was situated at the equator. Other chief continental chunks that found existence at the juncture are Baltica ancient Europe, Gondwanaland consisting of the ancient Africa, South America, Australia, Antarctica, and India, chunks of Asia, and a few micro continents. At the time of the previous 500 million years these continental chunks drifted around to their current geographic positions. (The Geology of Staten Island)."
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Staten Island (2003, December 18) Retrieved September 21, 2020, from https://www.academon.com/research-paper/staten-island-46213/
"Staten Island" 18 December 2003. Web. 21 September. 2020. <https://www.academon.com/research-paper/staten-island-46213/>