Geological periods

Quaternary

Includes current

Holocene epoch

which covers the

last 11,700 years

Cambrian

Ordovician

Silurian

Devonian

Carboniferous

Permian

Triassic

Jurassic

Cretaceous

Tertiary

540

500

440

420

360

300

250

200

145

65

2.6

Paleozoic

Mesozoic

Cenozoic

Division of geological periods

Million years ago

Division of geological periods from 540m years ago to the present

Quaternary

 

Includes current

Holocene epoch

which covers the

last 11,700 years

Million years ago