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Oxford dictionary definition of the word Precambrian:
relating to or denoting the earliest aeon of the earth’s history, preceding the Cambrian period and the Phanerozoic aeon. Compare with Cryptozoic.
(as noun the Precambrian) the Precambrian aeon or the system of rocks deposited during it.
The Precambrian extended from the origin of the earth (believed to have been about 4,600 million years ago) to about 570 million years ago, representing nearly ninety per cent of geological time. The oldest known Precambrian rocks have been dated to about 3,800 million years old, and the earliest living organisms date from the latter part of the aeon. The Precambrian is now replaced in formal stratigraphic schemes by the Archaean, Proterozoic, and (in some schemes) Priscoan aeons