How Old Is the Atlantic Ocean?
ES0802  Evidence for Joined Continents

This image shows a reconstruction of South America and Africa, joined together along their matching coastlines. In addition, several other pieces of evidence support the idea that the continents were joined.

  !   Move your cursor over the buttons on the image. The highlighted areas indicate the range where some piece of evidence is found on both continents. Click each button to see an image of the evidence.
Jennifer Loomis, TERC
 

1. In addition to their shapes, what other data support the hypothesis that Africa and South America were once joined together?


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