Europe, Late Jurassic period, artwork

Europe, Late Jurassic period, artwork

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This image is part of the sequence Environment: Artwork showing formation of the continent of Europe from Jurassic to Tertiary periods

Credit: GARY HINCKS/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Europe, Late Jurassic period. Image 1 of 8. Computer artwork of the position of Earth's continents approximately 155 million years ago. This was during the Jurassic period, which extended from 206 to 144 million years ago. The continents are slowly moved over the surface of the Earth by currents in the fluid mantle below the crust. Over millions of years, the continents moved into the positions they are in today. Areas that will become America are at upper left, and Africa at lower left. For the series showing Europe at different points throughout prehistory, see images E402/144 - E402/151.

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