Hadean Time
4.5-3.8 bya
Earth Created
Precambrian Time (4,500 to 544 mya) 
Archaean Eon
first life
3.8-2.5 bya
Proterozoic Eon
soft-bodied organisms
2.5 bya - 544 mya
Phanero- zoic Eon
Multicellular life
Eras
(bya=Billion Years Ago; mya=Million Years Ago)
Paleopro-
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(2500 to 1600 mya)
blue-green algae
Mesopro-
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(1600 to 1000 mya)
First land fungi. Giant Continent Rodinia created.
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Neoproterozoic Era(1000 to 544 mya)      
Macroscopic fossils of soft-bodied organisms.
multicellular animals. Continent of Rodinia breaks up.
 Phanerozoic Eon (544 mya to present)
Paleozoic Era
(544-245 mya)
Invertibrates; Supercontinent of Pangaea created.
Mesozoic Era
(245-65mya)
Reptiles; Breakup of Pangaea begins
Cenozoic Era
(65 mya-)
Mammals
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(208- 146 mya)
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Quaternary Period
(1.8 mya to today)
Homo erectus and Homo sapiens
Books:
"Big History", Cynthia Brown
"Maps of Time", by David Christian

Links:
Geological Time
Geologic Time - EnchantedLearning.com
Evolution

World History/ History of Man
Mass Extinctions
How The Earth Was Made History.com Videos


last updated 1 Jun 2005