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Geological Time Chart

Check out whats going on at the different times going back millions or billions of years in the time table below.

We are currenty building this geologic site and adjusting times and events listed on this geological time scale.


5 mya



22.5 mya

 

36 mya


54 mya


Mammals survive extinction

K-T Dinosaur Extinction

Phytoplankton in sea water (what oil comes from)
Rocky Mountains formation begins


141 mya Kimmeridgian extinction 60% of life wiped out.

Gondwana begins to break up

Pangaea breaks up / Gondwana reforms

Norian extinction
195 mya

 

 

Pangaea begins to break up
Dinosaur life begins

Gondwana hit by a moon killing 97% of life on earth
Trilobite life ends
Pangaea forms
290 mya

Appalachian Orogeny

323 mya
Alleghenian Orogeny

354 mya
Amphibian life begins

Fish life begins
417 mya

First land plant life

443 mya

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490 mya

Rodinia breaks up - Gondwana, Laurentia, Baltica, Kazakhstania, Siberia, China derived
Trilobite life starts

Oxygen crises. Oxygen kills living beings that had lived in acid.

650 mya
Total planet frozen
850 mya


1.o bya


Glenville Orogeny

Supercontinent Rodinia


1.6 bya

 

 

 

 

 


Kenoran Orogeny


3.0 bya Bacteria life begins

End of intense meteroitic bombard

4.2 bya Possible origin of life alon midoceanic ridges


4.4 bya Earliest evidence of liquid water

4.5 bya Asteroid Orpheus Impacts ejects material to form moon

Present

 

 

10,000

 

Homosapien life begins

Holocene

 

 


Pliestocene


Pliocene


Miocene

 

Oligocene

 

Eocene



Paleocene


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Cryogenian

Permian


Pennsylvanian
(Carboniferous
Coal Bearing)

Mississippian
(Carboniferous
Coal Bearing)


Devonian

 

Silurian



Ordivician

Cambrian
- - Tommotian

Cretaceous

 

 

 

Jurassic

 

 

Triassic

Quarternary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tertiary

Epoch
Contact
Geological Locations website has some interesting photo and information on various geologic places.

References:

Stearn, Colin & Carroll Robert, Paleontology: The Record of Life, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 1989

Lisiecki and Raymo, Paleoceanography, vol. 20, PA 1003, 2005

Levin, Harold, The Earth Through Time, Eighth Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2006