Where was your home a billion years ago – interactive map created

Where was your home a billion years ago – interactive map created

You can view the location of any city in one of the most ancient historical periods through the Ancient Earth Globe service

Evgeny Opanasenko

Where was your home a billion years ago - interactive map created

Techno section editor

The movement of lithospheric plates has been changing the face of the Earth for over 4 billion years. During this time, our planet has been transformed a huge number of times, forming continents, seas and oceans. Once every few million years, all the continents merged into supercontinents: 750 million years ago was Rodinia, 600-540 million years ago – Pannotia, 335-175 million years ago – Pangea, which united the continents that exist today.

Over time, the ocean exposed large areas of land. In Rodinia, there was still no room for much of modern Ukraine. But you can now see where your city would be in any ancient historical period through the Ancient Earth Globe service.

Where was your home a billion years ago - interactive map created

Location of Kiev 750 million years ago

You can set a period in the range from 750 million years ago to the present day. True, the step will be large enough. In addition, here you can choose a specific event that was of great importance for the development of life on the planet: from the appearance of the first algae to dinosaurs. For example, the place where Kiev is now located has changed from arid regions and polar caps to tropical forests over the past billion years.

See also in the story about how scientists are trying to revive dinosaurs:

Recall that earlier the most dangerous place on Earth was discovered, where a person would not have lived even a minute. At the same time, scientists have found evidence that the dinosaurs were not killed by an asteroid.

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