Plate Tectonics Theory
Development of Plate Tectonics
Pangaea - Term used by Alfred wegener to describe the super continental of ancient times.
I believe that his theory is correct cause they all fit together if you move them.
In 1912,Wegener proposed a theory that at one time all earths landmasses were joined together forming one giant super continent .
In 1928 the exclusive american association of petrolatum geologists invited wegener to New York to present his theory wegener based his theory on five major pieces of evidence as described below.
Matching fossils of both plants and animals occur along the east coast of south america and the west coast of america.
Matching folded mountain belts appear along the east coast of south america and the west coast of Africa.
evidence of ancient climates show that landmasses were once located on different parts of earth from where they are located today.
The data that wegener collected about the longitudinal location of Greenland did not match the data collected by earlier expeditions. wiener believed Greenland was moving away from the continent of Europe