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The world according to Pangaea
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: July 31, 2014 07:25PM
The good people at Open Culture recently shared this map of Pangea, the supercontinent of 270 million years ago, with the present day country names.


Map created by Massimo Pietrobon



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Re: The world according to Pangaea
Posted by: CJsNvrUrly
Date: July 31, 2014 07:28PM
It would explain how American Bashkir Curly horses came to be in the USA.




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Re: The world according to Pangaea
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: July 31, 2014 08:15PM
That's very cool
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Re: The world according to Pangaea
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: July 31, 2014 08:20PM
It almost looks as though Russia could have been more connected to Greenland then shown on that map.






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Re: The world according to Pangaea
Posted by: max
Date: August 01, 2014 08:19AM
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It almost looks as though Russia could have been more connected to Greenland then shown on that map.
That is because the map is missing Atlantis....
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Re: The world according to Pangaea
Posted by: Buck
Date: August 01, 2014 10:17AM
Shorter International flights?
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Re: The world according to Pangaea
Posted by: eustacetilley
Date: August 01, 2014 10:43AM
Before Pangaea, there is fairly strong evidence for Rodinia, and looking only another Billion years into the Future...
Everything of Man left will be mere Geological oddities, just traces of Iron and Aluminum Oxides, and the occasional, inexplicable, Twinkie. There will be much more interest in what the Slime Molds accomplished, before they too became extinct.

[en.wikipedia.org]

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Re: The world according to Pangaea
Posted by: bruceko
Date: August 01, 2014 12:07PM
Funny
In 1960 I told Mrs Rice my third grade teach that I thought South America and Africa were connected at some point.
She laughed at me.
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Re: The world according to Pangaea
Posted by: davester
Date: August 01, 2014 12:45PM
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Funny
In 1960 I told Mrs Rice my third grade teach that I thought South America and Africa were connected at some point.
She laughed at me.

She was a bit behind the times. Wegener had been arguing for that connection since 1912, and others before him. The theory and mechanism was fairly firmly established by S. Warren Carey in about 1958, and verified by geophysical data over the period 1959 to 1965.



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