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1

What did Wegner previously believe the unified land and the sea was called? (Wegner tectonics)

Land = Pangaea
Sea = Tethys

2

What 4 pieces of evidence did he base his theory on? (Wegner tectonics)

•biological
•geological
•continental fit
•climatology

3

How did Wegner use biological evidence to support his theory? (Wegner tectonics)

Fossil of identical plants and animals have been found on different plates

4

How did Wegner use geological evidence to support his theory? (Wegner tectonics)

Matching rock assemblages in different continents

5

How did Wegner use continental fit to support his theory? (Wegner tectonics)

The clear fit can be see by the naked eye (especially South Africa and South America)

6

How did Wegner use climatology evidence to support his theory? (Wegner tectonics)

Coal sheets in Antarctica and Australia where they use to have the same climate

7

What was Wegners theory and what did he believe? (Wegner tectonics)

Continental drift theory - continents could like together like a jigsaw