Continental Drift

Click on any of the four colored regions
to the left for a paleontological history
of each era.

The number in the lower right represents millions of years ago.

To see continental positions during a particular time, click on the STOP
button of your browser as the red arrow reaches the era of interest.

Animation built from images provided by:
Christopher R. Scotese
U. Texas at Arlington

If you would like more information on a particular geologic time period, you can scan a complete listing of our exhibits by clicking on the Web Lift below. You can also use the lift on any of our pages to look up a particular taxon (group of organisms), or to look up an unfamiliar word. If you would like more information about getting around within the exhibits, we now have a page on navigating, which contains hints and help.