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Pangaea:see continental driftcontinental drift,
geological theory that the relative positions of the continents on the earth's surface have changed considerably through geologic time. Though first proposed by American geologist Frank Bursley Taylor in a lecture in 1908, the first detailed theory of
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A postulated former supercontinent supposedly composed of all the continental crust of the earth, and later fragmented by drift into Laurasia and Gondwana. Also spelled Pangea.