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how were the fossil symbols and mountain belts helpful in deciding where to move the continents

how were the fossil symbols and mountain belts helpful in deciding where to move the continents

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Geographical changes can be traced through the study of the rock and fossil record and the data can then be used to create paleogeographic maps which illustrate how the continents have moved and how the past locations of mountains have changed.
Paleogeographic maps also indicate how shallow seas and deep ocean basins have changed.
The Earth's geography is constantly changing.
Due to plate tectonic movements, continents shift and mountain ranges are thrust up.
Fossils records are able to provide fairly accurate information in regard to this movements.

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