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Pangaea Vocabulary

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continental drift
the theory that the continents are moving very slowly
Alfred Wegener
proposed the continental drift theory in 1912
Fossil
the remains, traces, or imprint of an ancient living thing preserved in rock
Glacier
a large slowly moving body of snow and ice
Ice age
a time when Earth was very cold and large areas were covered by glaciers
Landmass
a large, unbroken area of land
Pangaea
an ancient supercontinent that scientists believe existed from about 200 to 300 million years ago
Supercontinent
a single landmass that includes two or more continents