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Picture of the Day

Posted in Random » POTD   5 Jun 2013   / 5143 views

This map was created by Massimo Pietrobon and shows the countries of the world as they were thought to look in prehistoric times. This single, big continent was called Pangaea.

 

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Picture of the Day

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Fenrisulven 3 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
Really cool! There are several mistakes of course. Most of them are done because things like coastal erosion, eustasy and isostasy have been ignored, and that's OK for the scope of this project. For example, the channel between Greenland and Norway was in reality the center of a large mountain range back then known as the Caledonian mountains. Ranging from the Svalbard islands in the north and also including the Appalachian mountains in North America.
This map shows in a nice way how today's continents broke apart back then but still fits together. One less forgiving mistake is the presence of Iceland which is a recent creation of volcanic activity from the time after the Pangaea.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pangaea
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zuzzx78 3 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
The largest puzzle in the world ... there's another little error, you put an extra "A" in PangEA ...
       
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einsib 3 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
And I think Iceland was created in volcanic eruptions underneath the Atlantic ocean when the continents of America and Europe moved apart.
       
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gigantes 3 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
hmm, looks real cozy... let's do it again, baby!
       














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