Cratering Chronology and the Evolution of Mars

@article{Hartmann2001CrateringCA,
  title={Cratering Chronology and the Evolution of Mars},
  author={William K. Hartmann and Gerhard Neukum},
  journal={Space Science Reviews},
  year={2001},
  volume={96},
  pages={165-194}
}
Results by Neukum et al. (2001) and Ivanov (2001) are combined with crater counts to estimate ages of Martian surfaces. These results are combined with studies of Martian meteorites (Nyquist et al., 2001) to establish a rough chronology of Martian history. High crater densities in some areas, together with the existence of a 4.5 Gyr rock from Mars (ALH84001), which was weathered at about 4.0 Gyr, affirm that some of the oldest surfaces involve primordial crustal materials, degraded by various… 
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