Color-coded Continents

C. Scotese, United States Geological Survey

Paleogeographic reconstructions for time periods within 620 million years to present are featured on this site. These global paleogeographic maps are viewed by scrolling down the page and are arranged in order of increasing age beginning with the present. Landmasses are color-coded to illustrate the movement of plates through time. The site also discusses how the maps are constructed and what lines of evidence are most commonly used, and includes several links to additional information.

This resource is referenced here:
Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Historical Geology, Tectonics
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Maps
Theme: Teach the Earth:Teaching Topics:Plate Tectonics
Focus on the Cretaceous: Paleogeography, Tectonics
Topics: Solid Earth, Earth surface, Time/Earth HistoryKeywords: tectonics, continental drift