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What year did Pangaea come apart?

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January 13, 2011 3:57AM

Pangaea must be regarded as a concept, a stage in the making of present day Earth. Perhaps about 450 million years ago, Pangaea had assembled from pieces of Rodinia - the previous super continent cycle.

Inland mountain chains such as the Caucasus and the Appalachians almost certainly represent ancient collisions of these processes, in much the same way as does the Himalaya today.

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