Dating catastrophes

03 Dec

Along the coast and off the eastern shores of the new landmass, layers of sediment eroded from the mountains built up.

By 100 million years ago, in the middle Cretaceous period, a region of new mountains stretched for several thousand kilometres along the Australian and Antarctic margin of Gondwana.

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At the same time that erosion was wearing down the land, patterns of circulation below the earth’s crust were shifting.

Hot rock began to well up beneath Gondwana and move outward, pulling the land apart.