Unformatted text preview: into the mantle. When a continental plate meets another continental plate, folding may occur and fold mountains created. The History of Continental Drift • Continents drift due to the movement of the tectonic plates. • Originally, there was one large continent called Pangea surrounded by a sea called Panthalassa . It is believed Pangea was centered around present day Africa. • Pangea split into two other continents. The northern continent was Laurasia and the southern continent Gondwanaland . Between the two wad a sea called Tethys . • Gondwanaland then split into the present continents...
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- Fall '09
- Plate Tectonics, continental plate