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American Coastal Plain


  • Type: Physiographic Province


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Timeline

Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
-15000/00/00 Vast ice sheets which covered much of North America, northern Europe and Asia, reach their maximum between 31,000 and 16,000 BP. Islands from Long Island to Nantucket, Massachusetts begin to form from glacial til near the end of the Wisconsin Glaciation. Global Warming

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Geology

The wide Coastal Plain belt of Late Cretaceous to Holocene deposits, extends from New Jersey to Texas. These sedimentary rocks, deposited mostly in a marine environment, were later uplifted and now tilt seaward; part of them form the broad, submerged Atlantic Continental Shelf. Coastal Plain deposits overlap the older, more distorted, Paleozoic and Precambrian rocks immediately to the north and west. - USGS

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