2.6 Saskatchewan Time Scale by Daniela

  • 4600 BCE

    4600 millions of years ago

    4600 millions of years ago
    Earth is formed.
  • Period: 4600 BCE to 2500 BCE

    Archean Eon

  • 2500 BCE

    2500 millions of years ago

    2500 millions of years ago
    Saskatchewan is part of a large ancient continent
  • Period: 2500 BCE to 544 BCE

    Proterozoic Eon

  • 2100 BCE

    2100 millions of years ago

    2100 millions of years ago
    Break up of the ancient continent, creation of a large ocean.
  • 1900 BCE

    1900 millions of years ago

    1900 millions of years ago
    Volcanoes in Saskatchewan.
  • 1850 BCE

    1850 millions of years ago

    1850 millions of years ago
    Wathaman Batholith (an intrusion of magma under the surface)
  • 1800 BCE

    1800 millions of years ago

    Orogeny (mountain building) Trans-Hudson Orogen
    Earth changes from an anoxygenic environment to an oxygenic environment
    Martin Sandstone is deposited with Stromatolites (mounds created by blue
    green algae)
  • 1700 BCE

    1700 millions of years ago

    1700 millions of years ago
    Erosions of the mountains
  • 1300 BCE

    1300 millions of years ago

    1300 millions of years ago
    Uranium deposited
  • 544 BCE

    544 millions of years ago

    544 millions of years ago
    Saskatchewan covered by the epicontinental Sauk Sea
    Hard shelled invertebrates including Trilobites
  • Period: 544 BCE to 489 BCE

    Phanerozoic Eon/ Palaeozoic Era/ Cambrian Period

  • Period: 489 BCE to 433

    Ordovician Period

  • 478 BCE

    478 millions of years ago

    478 millions of years ago
    Meteorite hits Saskatchewan, leaving behind the Carswell Meteorite Crater.
  • 470 BCE

    470 millions of years ago

    470 millions of years ago
    Tyndall Stone deposited as massive limestone.
  • Period: 433 BCE to 418 BCE

    Silurian Period

  • Period: 418 BCE to 360 BCE

    Devonian Period

  • 390 BCE

    390 millions of years ago

    390 millions of years ago
    Winnipegosis Reefs are deposited, later to become a trap for oil deposits.
  • 385 BCE

    385 millions of years ago

    385 millions of years ago
    Potash is deposited in the shallow sea that covers Saskatchewan.
  • Period: 360 BCE to 300 BCE

    Carboniferous Period

  • 355 BCE

    355 millions of years ago

    355 millions of years ago
    First amphibians
  • Period: 300 BCE to 253 BCE

    Permian Period

  • Period: 253 BCE to 200 BCE

    Mesozoic Era/ Triassic Period

  • 248 BCE

    248 millions of years ago

    248 millions of years ago
    Mass extinction in the oceans 90% of the species disappear.
  • 245 BCE

    245 millions of years ago

    245 millions of years ago
    First dinosaurs
  • 220 BCE

    220 millions of years ago

    220 millions of years ago
    First mammals
  • 213 BCE

    213 millions of years ago

    213 millions of years ago
    Saskatchewan is again covered by shallow sea
  • Period: 200 BCE to 144 BCE

    Jurassic Period

  • Period: 144 BCE to 65 BCE

    Cretaceous Period

  • 100 BCE

    100 millions of years ago

    100 millions of years ago
    Diamonds are brought to the surface of Saskatchewan in volcanic pipes.
  • 75 BCE

    75 millions of years ago

    75 millions of years ago
    Shallow sea begins to retreat.
  • 70 BCE

    70 millions of years ago

    70 millions of years ago
    Swamps, rivers and lakes form the badlands.
    Lignite (brown coal) is formed from the plants deposited in swamps.
  • 66 BCE

    66 millions of years ago

    66 millions of years ago
    Triceratops roam Saskatchewan
  • 65 BCE

    65 millions of years ago

    65 millions of years ago
    (Phanerozoic Eon) (Cenozoic Era) (Tertiary Period) (Eocene Epoch). Extinction of the dinosaurs.
  • Period: 65 BCE to 55 BCE

    Cenozoic Era/ Tertiary Period/ Palaeocene Epoch

  • Period: 55 BCE to 34 BCE

    Eocene Epoch

  • 50 BCE

    50 millions of years ago

    50 millions of years ago
    (Oligocene Epoch). Climate changes, Saskatchewan plateau develops.
  • Period: 34 BCE to 23 BCE

    Oligocene Epoch

  • Period: 23 BCE to 5 BCE

    Miocene Epoch

  • Period: 5 BCE to 2

    Pliocene Epoch

  • 2 BCE

    2 millions of years ago

    2 millions of years ago
    (Miocene Epoch). Ice age begins, covering Saskatchewan except the Cypress Hills area
  • Period: 2 BCE to 1 BCE

    Quaternary Period/ Pleistocene Epoch

  • 1 BCE

    .05 millions of years ago

    .05 millions of years ago
    (Pliocene Epoch). Bison come to North America
  • AD 1

    .02 millions of years ago

    .02 millions of years ago
    (Phanerozoic Eon) (Cenozoic Era) (Quaternary Period)(Pleistocene Epoch). Humans come to North America.
  • AD 1

    .01 millions of years ago

    .01 millions of years ago
    (Phanerozoic Eon) (Cenozoic Era) (Quaternary Period)(Holocene Epoch). Origin of the Prairies
  • Period: AD 1 to AD 1

    Holocene Epoch