Cyclostratigraphy is a new subdiscipline of stratigraphy that deals with the identification and interpretation of cyclic variations in the sedimentary records. Great progress has been made over the past 30 years. It contributes to our knowledge of the paleoclimate variation, astronomical status and many other scientific concerns. Besides, the astronomical time scale(AST)based on perfect cyclostratigraphic research has been used as a chronology with higher-resolution to improve the geological time scale and also time span of major geological events like mass extinction. However, most of these research concentrate on Phanerozoic eon, especially Cenozoic and Mesozoic. For the much longer Precambrian in earth history, only a very few preliminary study exist and it is even uncertain whether such astronomical cycles is performed. The situation is improved for the recent new case studies. In this paper, we retrospect advancement on the Precambrian cyclostratigraphic research and also prospect its possible breakthrough in the coming years. The Proterozoic sediments in the northern margin of North China Craton has great potential for this new research field.