The mantle (the region underlying the Earth's crust) is of fundamental importance for understanding the evolution of the planet, but can be studied only indirectly. In this volume geological, geophysical, and geochemical work on the lithospheric mantle of the continental regions is reviewed. Although the geological and geochemical evidence indicates that the whole of the lithosphere was formed by the extraction of partial melts from the interior of the Earth, there are important differences between the lithospheric mantle of the ancient (Archaean) central regions of the continents (the cratons) and the surrounding younger (Proterozoic and Phanerozoic) regions. These differences are discusseed, together with the changes produced in the mantle by metasomatism and by upwelling from the asthenosphere and lower mantle. The geological history of the mantle and its role in geological processes are also considered.
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