Ancient Sea Floor

During the Paleozoic era, the Mojave Desert was covered by a shallow sea, the photo above shows a section of an ancient shoreline pushed up on an angle due to plate tectonic movement over millions of years.

Looking around Red Rock Canyon you will also notice these ancient sea beds still laying horizontal with bright colored lines which are what’s left of ancient sand dunes. This link will give you tons of information on what the desert southwest once looked like millions of years ago. Click the photo.

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