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Avalonia in Earth History

© Lori Lappin, the Witch of WITCHCRAFTS ARTISAN ALCHEMY®

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Real historical Avalon from the ancient past ...

During the Devonian geologic period (about 420 million years ago), North America, Europe, Russia and Greenland were all joined together as one big supercontinent called Euramerica (also known as Laurussia) which included 3 continental cratons called Laurentia, Baltica and Avalonia. How cool is that?

"The Avalonian part of Great Britain almost exactly coincides with England and Wales. Elsewhere in Europe, parts of Avalonia are found in the Ardennes of Belgium and north-eastern France, north Germany, north-western Poland, south-eastern Ireland, the south-western edge of the Iberian Peninsula.

In Canada, Avalonia comprises the Avalon Peninsula of southeast Newfoundland, southern New Brunswick, part of Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island. In the United States, Avalonia comprises northern coastal Maine, all of Rhode Island, and other sections of coastal New England."