Regional Paleogeographic Views of Earth History

This presentation uses a series of paleogeographic and plate-tectonic reconstructions to show the broad patterns of Phanerozoic Earth history. Organization is by region and in geologic order from oldest to youngest for each region. The Time Slice link shows all maps and globes of all regions by geologic time (the Periods).

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

  • Colorado Plateau Geosystems NEW Web Site DEEPTIMEMAPS


  • Paleogeographic globes 14 paleogeographic maps from 510 Ma to present showing global and North America and Europe reconstructions
  • Tectonics, Sedimentation, Paleogeography of North Atlantic Region 21 tripart maps that show the sedimentologic, tectonic, and paleogeographic evolution of the North Atlantic region (North America, Europe, and parts of Asia, South America, and Africa
  • Tectonics and Paleogeography of Mediterranean Region 10 paleogeographic maps that show the tectonic evolution of the Mediterranean region (North Africa, Europe, the Middle East
  • Tectonics and Paleogeography of Central and Southern Asia 20 paleogeographic maps that show the tectonic evolution of Asia and Eastern Europe

    Time Slice

    The time slice also includes a brief narrative for each time interval.

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