Earth History GEOL 2110. The Paleozoic Era Carboniferous and the Permian Periods in North America. Major Concepts. Carbonate deposition dominant in the Silurian and Devonian, persisted into the early Carboniferous (the Mississippian period).
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The Paleozoic Era
Carboniferous and the Permian Periods
in North America
Madison LS, MT
Redwall LS, AZ
Pahasapa LS, SD
Immature clastic sediment appear in Eastern NA deposits
Sourced from deeper erosion of rejuvenated Caledonian and Acadian Mts
More Unconformities developed on warped craton highs
Illinois Basin Cyclothem
~260 Km Displacement
North American Paleozoic Orogenies