GEOL 107‐L58/31/111PlateTectonics 118351500’s to 1850’s•S. Am and Africa seemed to fittogether–1596•Abraham Ortelius (DutchCartographer)–first to say continents joined togetherthen separated–1620•Sir Francis Bacon–noted similarity in shapes of continents.1850’s to 1940’s•Distribution of fossils•Glacial evidence•New Theory: Continental DriftFossil Distribution•Glossopteris flora–S.Am., Af., Ind., Aust.,Ant.GGGGGFossil Distribution•Mesosaurus–freshwaterreptile–S.Am, Af.
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GEOL 107‐L58/31/112GGGGMMGFossil Distribution•Lystrosaurus–Land reptile–Af., Ind., Ant.GLGGGMMLLGready?GLGMMGGGGGLL300 Million Year Old Glacial Rocks•Glacial rocks distribution and ice flow directions.