Dartmoor - The Geology Timeline

Welcome to the Dartmoor Geology Timeline, covering the formation of Dartmoor from the Devonian period 370 million years ago, to 11,500 years ago when Dartmoor became the landscape we know today.

150000 BC-11-14 11:46:53

Late Pleistocene (approx. 150 thousand years ago)

The rivers of Dartmoor

1998000 BC-11-10 16:29:01

Ice Age (2 million years ago)

Arctic Dartmoor

268000000 BC-11-10 15:07:34

Surrounding Dartmoor (270 million years ago)

Erosion

278000000 BC-11-10 14:42:00

Permian (280 million years ago)

The birth of Dartmoor

368000000 BC-11-10 14:23:17

Devonian (370 million years ago)

Sea, sand & mud!

48000000 BC-11-10 16:02:37

Paleogene (50 million years ago)

Sub-tropical Dartmoor

48000000 BC-11-14 12:34:53

China Clay (50 million years ago)

Also known as Kaolin

9500 BC-11-01 00:00:00

Peat and Humans (11,500 years ago)

Peat and humans

98000000 BC-11-10 15:43:06

Cretaceous (100 million years ago)

Dartmoor as an island

Dartmoor - The Geology Timeline

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