The Timescale

A lot of our discussions on Past Time involve massive chunks of time with really strange names. On this page with plan to have resources for understanding how these time periods relate to one another.

For now we will direct you to the excellent University of California Museum of Paleontology’s interactive timeline where you can click on words like “Cretaceous,” “Jurassic,” and “Pleistocene” to get more details on what was going on in the world during each time period.

Geological Timescale