The Quaternary geologic map (sheet 1) and explanatory figures and cross sections (sheet 2) portray the geologic features formed in Connecticut during the Quaternary Period, which includes the Pleistocene (glacial) and Holocene (postglacial) Epochs. The Quaternary Period has been a time of development of many details of the landscape and of all the surficial deposits. At least twice in the late Pleistocene, continental ice sheets swept across Connecticut. Their effects are of pervasive importance to the present occupants of the land.
The Quaternary geologic map illustrates the geologic history and the distribution of depositional environments during the emplacement of glacial and postglacial surficial deposits and the landforms resulting from those events.
Additional Publication Details
USGS Numbered Series
Quaternary Geologic Map of Connecticut and Long Island Sound Basin
Scientific Investigations Map
Geological Survey (U.S.)
U.S. Geological Survey
5 maps on 2 sheets : col. ; 106 x 136 cm. and 34 x 42 cm., sheets 117 x 168 cm. and 99 x 139 cm., folded in envelope 30 x 23 cm. + 1 pamphlet (iv, 72 p. : ill., map ; 28 cm.); Includes text, 2 colored cross sections, 3 diagrams, and 8 colored photos