Geologists uncover history of lost continent buried beneath Europe

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About 140 million years ago, Greater Adria’which later got shoved beneath southern Europe’was a Greenland-size’landmass (submerged portions in gray-green) south of the continent.

Forget the legendary lost continent of Atlantis. Geologists have reconstructed, time slice by time slice, a nearly quarter-of-a-billion-year-long history of a vanished landmass that now lies submerged, not beneath an ocean somewhere, but largely below southern Europe.

The researchers’ analysis represents ‘a huge amount of work,’ says Laurent Jolivet, a geologist at Sorbonne University in Paris who was not involved in the new study. Geologists uncover history of lost continent buried ... uncover history of lost continent buried beneath Europe By Sid Perkins Sep. 6, 2019, 12:30 PM Forget the legendary lost continent of Atlantis. Although the tectonic history of the landmass has been generally known for a few decades, he says, ‘[T]he amount of detail in the team’s systematic time-lapse reconstruction is unprecedented.’

Publisher: Science | AAAS
Date: 2019-09-06T12:26:55-04:00
Author: Sid Perkins
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