Pangea, Atlantis: Think with me

Pangea, our early planet


Atlantis was Antarctica or ...?

Another theory–that Atlantis was actually a much more temperate version of what is now Antarctica–is based on the work of Charles Hapgood, whose 1958 book “Earth’s Shifting Crust” featured a foreword by Albert Einstein. According to Hapgood, around 12,000 years ago the Earth’s crust shifted, displacing the continent that became Antarctica from a location much further north than it is today. This more temperate continent was home to an advanced civilization, but the sudden shift to its current frigid location doomed the civilization’s inhabitants–the Atlanteans–and their magnificent city was buried under layers of ice. Hapgood’s theory surfaced before the scientific world gained a full understanding of plate tectonics, which largely relegated his “shifting crust” idea to the fringes of Atlantean beliefs.

Pangea Proof?

Some proof that Pangea, the Supercontinent, did exist is that scientists found fossils of the same animals and plants in South America, Africa, Antarctica, India and Australia. If the continents hadn't been joined together at some point then we wouldn't find fossils of the same species in continents that are so far away from each other because the animals wouldn't be able to get across the other side of the world. Also, the same types of rocks were found in South America and Africa. These rocks were found to have formed around the same time period.

As you can see, there does not appear to be any space in the mid-Atlantic where a continent like Atlantis could have existed.  But perhaps a modest size island in the Caribbean could be squeezed into this map.

Newspaper account:

"Located traces of enormous sheets of ancient lava as much as 20 miles thick that spewed from undersea volcanoes. One such deposit covered almost four million square miles on the bottom of the Atlantic, stretching from eastern Canada to Spain and Africa's Ivory Coast."
"For instance, an expedition a year ago in the tropical Atlantic turned up evidence, buried in seafloor sediment, of repeated episodes of rapid global warming that led to massive plant and animal extinction in the distant past."

Both these could have something to do with Atlantis. Depending on how long it took for the lava to accumulate, Atlantis could be beneath the lava. 

"Repeated episodes of global warming that led to mass plant and animal extinction..."
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