Look carefully at this picture and tell us, what does it remind you of? It probably looks like a planet very similar to Earth, but its configuration of territories and oceans does not convince you. It is evident that the geological map has nothing to do with the one we have in our heads right now and theoretically it is the current one. But what happens here?
The answer is on the Ancient Earth Globe, a web page that shows the Earth what it was like millions and millions of years ago. In this way, curious users who access this site will have the opportunity to see the pattern of our globe at the time when dinosaurs lived, when the first vertebrates appeared or when the first flowers were born.
What was Earth like before humans appeared?
You have probably asked yourself this question countless times. Scientists too. And although the mysteries surrounding this topic are still many and unattainable, experts have some certainties that have already been exported to the charts . Therefore, we can know what the Earth was like more or less 750 million years ago and in its different stages of evolution, until today.
In Ancient Earth Globe, the world turns unstoppable, to show us the geological history of our planet . In this way, we can know what has been the evolution and movement of the earth and the oceans, taking into account the different evolutionary milestones that we know have occurred.
When you first access this page, you will find the globe as it is today. Thus, it will be easy for you to recognize the five continents and the poles, identify countries and even seas and oceans. The Earth will rotate little by little, although if you wish, you can stop the rotation to observe more precisely what interests you. You can also deactivate the cloud layer or move around the planet at will, by rotating it with the mouse pressed on top.
See Earth 220 million years ago
Nothing more and nothing less than 220 million years ago the first dinosaurs appeared. At that time it is considered that therapsids and archosaurs lived, which coexisted with the first flying invertebrates. It is just one of the eras that are narrated and seen on the Ancient Earth Globe page .
To see what the Earth was like at that time, just activate the upper tab, in which you can select how many years ago you want to travel. You can select an interval between 750 and 20 million years. You will see that up to a total of 26 stages are defined, including the current one. Being able to select between the following options : 750 (millions of years), 600, 540, 500, 470, 450, 430, 400, 370, 340, 300, 280, 260, 240, 220, 200, 170, 150, 120, 105, 90, 66, 50, 35, 20 and 0.
But if you prefer to see what the Earth was like according to the different milestones that have occurred throughout its history , you can also do it. In the upper left there is a selector with these options:
- Multicellular first life
- First shells
- First coral reefs
- First vertebrates
- First land plants
- First land animals
- First insects
- First reptiles
- First dinosaurs
- First flowers
- First primates
- First herb
- First hominids
- Supercontinent Pannotia
- Supercontinent Pangea
- Extinction of the dinosaurs
Each of the stages is duly informed, so if you are a neophyte in the field, you will have the possibility to easily introduce yourself to the subject. And then you can keep digging, if you want. If you like what you've seen, you can also share it on social media.
On the other hand, and in case you have doubts (because it is difficult not to have them) to identify the different types of dinosaurs that have existed on the face of the Earth , you can also go to this dinosaur database. It is a very complete informative repository, with information on more than 1,000 species, classified by periods and regions.