Paleogeography Through Geologic Time

This presentation uses some of the same paleogeographic and plate-tectonic reconstructions as shown on the Regional Paleogeographic Views page except that the maps and globes are organized by geologic period. The Regional Views link presents the maps and globes by region.

UPDATE!! Revised maps!! Additional maps!!

PLEASE NOTE: Some of the maps on this page are relatively old and are presented here at their full resolution. Newer maps are available at

  • Colorado Plateau Geosystems Website


  • 1st Order Global Tectonic Features 28 maps that display the major tectonic elements (plates, oceans, ridges, subduction zones, mountain belts) through time

    Time Slices of Earth History:

    select a geologic period below and click on its name to view menu of that time

  • Cambrian
  • Ordovician
  • Silurian
  • Devonian
  • Mississippian
  • Pennsylvanian
  • Permian
  • Triassic
  • Jurassic
  • Early Cretaceous
  • Late Cretaceous
  • Eocene
  • Miocene
  • Present

    Regional Views

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