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    Pangaea and Continental Movement

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    What was Pangaea? What evidence do we have for continental movement?

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    Pangaea was the super-continent that existed during the Paleozoic and Mesozoic eras about 250 million years ago, before each of the component continents were separated into their current configuration. The name was first used by the German originator of the continental drift theory, Alfred Wegener, in the 1920 edition of his book "The Origin of Continents and Oceans." Paleogeographic reconstructions show Pangaea as a roughly ...

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    The expert examines Pangaea and continental movement evidence.