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Continental Drift
This web page is an animation showing the changing locations of the continents over the last 740 million years. You can click on the animation to get a paleontological history of any era (Cenozoic, Mesozoic, Paleozoic or Precambrian). Additional information on the stratigraphy, ancient life, localities and tectonics for each era is provided.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
  • Informal
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Tutorial
  • Visual:
    • Illustration - scientific
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geologic time
    • Geology
    • Paleontology
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 1994-2001 by The University of California Museum of Paleontology, Berkeley, and the Regents of the University of California. All materials appearing on the UCMP Web Servers may not be reproduced or stored in a retrieval system without prior written permission of the publisher and in no case for profit.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-000-286
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Contact: University of California, Museum of Paleontology