Morocco, and especially the Moroccan Meseta, is compared to the eastern margin of the Appalachians. The structural history of these regions is discussed for two key periods and orogenic episodes: (1) late Precambrian and the Avalonian–Pan-African orogeny, and (2) late Paleozoic and the Alleghanian-Hercynian orogeny. The observed similarities suggest that Morocco and the eastern margin of the Appalachians belong to the same continental block, the Avalonian plate.

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