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The temporal record of water column anoxia is resolvable to different levels of detail, ranging from globally representative long-term seawater isotope records of carbon, sulphur, and to a lesser degree of nitrogen, to organism-speciﬁc molecular information and compound-speciﬁc organic carbon isotope work. The temporal record of anoxia suggests a largely anoxic Precambrian world in which the oxygenation of the atmosphere and the surface ocean occurred 14 PAST AND PRESENT WATER COLUMN ANOXIA during the Paleoproterozoic, followed by the ventilation of the deep water probably as late as the Neoproterozoic.