The oldest known supercontinent, nuna, came together about 18 billion years ago the next, rodinia, existed about 1 billion years ago, and the most recent, pangaea, came together about 300. Pangea was a supercontinent that existed up until about 175 million years pangea's name comes from pan, which means 'universal,' and gea, which means 'land' pangea's lifespan ran from the early paleozoic era through the mesozoic period. A mere 300million years ago, newfoundland was at the centre of the supercontinent pangaea before the earth's tectonic upheavals split it into the present day continents.
Pangaea some 345 million years ago, three large continents began to assemble into one: pangaea this supercontinent stretched from pole to pole and was dotted with many shallow lakes and crisscrossed by rivers. Pangea supercontinent rifting apart at one point in time, all continents were merged together as one supercontinent this supercontinent pangea eventually tore apart from continental rift. And that supercontinent is called pangaea-- pan for entire, or whole, and gaea, coming from gaia, for the world and it turns out that all of the evidence we've seen actually does make us believe that there was a supercontinent called-- well, we call it pangaea, now. A shoutout is a way of letting people know of a game you want them to play just pick an audience, or yourself, and it'll end up in their incoming play queue.
The giant supercontinent pangaea about 200 million years ago, all the continents were together as one giant supercontinent known as pangaea. The sequence of maps on this page shows how a large supercontinent known as pangaea was fragmented into several pieces, each being part of a mobile plate of the lithosphere these pieces were to become earth's current continents. Pangaea or pangea was a supercontinent that existed during the late paleozoic and early mesozoic eras it formed approximately 300 million years ago and then began to break apart after about 100 million years. Pangaea came together about 300 ma, in late carboniferous time because it was the latest supercontinent, the evidence of its existence has not been obscured by a lot of later plate collisions and mountain-building.
Supercontinent pangaea below are images showing pangea in various reconstructions and breakups of this previous supercontinent this entry was posted in growing earth theory by xearth. Supercontinent is a term used for a large landmass formed by the convergence of multiple continents the most frequently referenced supercontinent is known as pangaea (also pangea), which existed approximately 225 million years ago. Recent examples on the web modeling shows us pangea, the one-time supercontinent that antarctica was part of and that, over time, split into south america, africa, india and australia, and the fossil record across these places makes the case for the former connection. Pangea, also spelled pangaea, was a supercontinent that existed on the earth millions of years ago and covered about one-third of its surface a supercontinent is a very large landmass that is made up of more than one continent in the case of pangea, nearly all of the earth's continents were connected into one large landmass. A supercontinent which was formed 250 million years ago when all the continental lithospheres of the earth united to form one supercontinent known as pangea what followed after 100 million years was the breakup of the supercontinent, resulting in the formation of 7 small (not really) continents we know now.
Building pangaea in 1915, alfred wegener proposed that all of earth's continents were once joined in an ancient supercontinent he called pangaea wegener's idea of moving continents led to the modern theory of plate tectonics. Pangaea or pangea (/ p æ n ˈ dʒ iː ə /) was a supercontinent that existed during the late paleozoic and early mesozoic eras it assembled from earlier continental units approximately 335 million years ago, and it began to break apart about 175 million years ago. The pannotia supercontinent configuration was one born of coincidence and didn't last long, breaking up just 60 million years later and giving way to pangaea, last of earth's supercontinents for.
In 1927, his proposed supercontinent was named pangaea, which means 'whole earth', and scientists still believe that pangaea was the most recent supercontinent in the earth's history, existing. A supercontinent is a single continental landmass made of all or most of the continental lithosphere at the time there seems to be a cycle of supercontinents that form and split up every 400 or 500 million years, driven by plate tectonics. The best-known supercontinent, pangaea, was once the world's only continent -- it was on it that the dinosaurs arose -- and was the progenitor of today's continents.