Glacier Timeline

Eon

Proterozoic

2500000000 bc - 541000000 bc

Phanerozoic

541000000 bc - 0

Era

Paleoproterozoic

2500000000 bc - 1600000000 bc

Mesoproterozoic

1600000000 bc - 1000000000 bc

Neoproterozoic

1000000000 bc - 541000000 bc

Paleozoic

541000000 bc - 252000000 bc

Mesozoic

252000000 bc - 66000000 bc

Cenozic

65000000 bc - 0

Period

Siderian

2500000000 bc - 2300000000 bc

Rhyacian

2300000000 bc - 2050000000 bc

Orosirian

2050000000 bc - 1800000000 bc

Statherian

1800000000 bc - 1600000000 bc

Calymmian

1600000000 bc - 1400000000 bc

Ectasian

1400000000 bc - 1200000000 bc

Stenian

1200000000 bc - 1000000000 bc

Tonian

1000000000 bc - 850000000 bc

Cryogenian

850000000 bc - 635000000 bc

Ediacaran

635000000 bc - 541000000 bc

Cambrian

541000000 bc - 485400000 bc

Ordovician

485400000 bc - 443400000 bc

Silurian

443400000 bc - 419200000 bc

Devonian

419200000 bc - 358900000 bc

Carboniferous

358900000 bc - 298900000 bc

Permian

298900000 bc - 252200000 bc

Triassic

252200000 bc - 201300000 bc

Jurassic

201300000 bc - 145000000 bc

Cretaceous

145000000 bc - 66000000 bc

Paleogene

66000000 bc - 23030000 bc

Neogene

23030000 bc - 2588000 bc

Quaternary

2588000 bc - 0

Epoch

Mississippian

359000000 bc - 323000000 bc

Pennsylvanian

323000000 bc - 299000000 bc

Cisuralian

299000000 bc - 270000000 bc

Guadalupian

270000000 bc - 260000000 bc

Lopingian

260000000 bc - 252000000 bc

Early

252000000 bc - 247000000 bc

Middle Triassic

247000000 bc - 235000000 bc

Late Triassic

235000000 bc - 201000000 bc

Early Jurassic

201000000 bc - 176000000 bc

Middle Jurassic

176000000 bc - 161000000 bc

Late Jurassic

161000000 bc - 146000000 bc

Early Cretaceous

146000000 bc - 100000000 bc

Late Cretaceous

100000000 bc - 66000000 bc

Paleocene

66000000 bc - 56000000 bc

Eocene

56000000 bc - 33900000 bc

Oligocene

33900000 bc - 23000000 bc

Miocene

23030000 bc - 5332000 bc

Pliocene

5332000 bc - 2588000 bc

Pleistocene

2588000 bc - 11700 bc

Holocene

11700 bc - 0

Glacial History

Huronian Glaciation

2400000000 bc - 2100000000 bc

Cryogenian (Sturtian-Varangian)

800000000 bc - 635000000 bc

Andean-Saharan glaciation

460000000 bc - 430000000 bc

Karoo Ice age First Glacial Period

359000000 bc - 318000000 bc

Karoo Ice age Second Glacial Period

318000000 bc - 299000000 bc

Quaternary glaciation

2580000 bc - 0

Elsterian Glaciation

478000 bc - 424000 bc

Saalian Glaciation

200000 bc - 130000 bc

Wisconsin glaciation

85000 bc - 11000 bc

Event

First major Ice age

2400000000 bc

The great Precambrian ice age

700000000 bc

Interval of warm & relatively uniform climate

250000000 bc - 65000000 bc

The Great Permian Ice age

250000000 bc

First major glacial episode in Antarctica

30000000 bc

Second major glacial episode in Antarctica

15000000 bc

Ice covers Greenland & Arctic Ocean

4000000 bc

First glacial episode in Northern Hemisphere

3000000 bc

First major interglacial

1000000 bc

Most recent glacial episode

100000 bc

Last glacial maximum

20000 bc - 18000 bc

Melting of ice sheets

15000 bc - 10000 bc

Present Interglacial

10000 bc - 0

North american Glaciations