Plate Movement

HideShow resource information
  • Created by: L. P.
  • Created on: 09-04-13 11:43
View mindmap
  • Plate Movement
    • Theory-  Alfred Wegener published theory in 1912.
      • Named super continent 'Pangaea'
        • Split into 2 further continents- Laurasia (north) and Gondwanaland (south).
          • Geological evidence
            • The fitting of South America and Africa.
            • Striations on rocks in Brazil and west Africa which point to a similar situation.
    • Biological evidence
      • Fossil brachhiopods found in Indian limestone and similar fossils in Australia.
      • Fossil remains of Mesosaurus found in South America and Southern Africa.
      • Coal found in India and Antarctica.


No comments have yet been made

Similar Geography resources:

See all Geography resources »See all Plate tectonics resources »