What in the Pangean World?

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/map-lets-you-plug-your-address-see-how-neighborhood-has-changed-over-past-750-million-years-180971507/

The link attached allows one to plug his/her address into an interactive map in order to see what their area of residence has looked like through the millennia.

In my case, Doright Manor wouldn’t have even been a possibility 700 million years ago, because the tectonic plates weren’t yet in place. Somewhere between then and the 640 million mark enough movement occurred to allow for the beginnings of Florida.

Am I the only one who finds this fascinating?

Peace, people!

Author: nananoyz

I'm a semi-retired crazy person with one husband and two cats.

23 thoughts on “What in the Pangean World?”

  1. Pretty amazing isn’t it! The geology major daughter used to have maps like this sitting around when she was in college. I think I got more out of them than she did cause it was just old news to her after a few years 😉

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      1. She loved everything about geology and was offered an internship just after graduation with the USGS in their hydrology section. It became permanent and she loves it so while not all about rocks and landforms she does a lot with how those things, and their movement, influence streams/rivers/glaciers.

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  2. I found it very interesting. Thanks for sharing it, Leslie. As recently as 20 million years ago I still couldn’t see any evidence of the Great Lakes (I live in MI). And at 750 million years ago, it looks like the Midwest was in Africa. Very interesting.

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