A simple record of the geology and the fossils, mineralized bone, bone and stone tools, and minerals excavated from it, and any other item that helps record the history and pre history of the deep beck valleys of the south west area of Cleveland,in the north east of England .
Sunday, 5 February 2012
Professor Wegener's theory.
I quote. According to Professor Wegener the continents are really afloat. He considers the earth's crust to consist of (a ) a lower, heavier stratum, of which the average upper level is the sea bed; (b) an upper, lighter stratum, of which the continents are formed. His idea is that the continents float, like ice- floes, on and partly in, the lower stratum, They are not stationary, and they drift in tory movement. America, he says, has parted company quite recently from the old world and drifted west; he points to the parallelism of their Atlantic coasts. In Carboniferous times he sees an Antarctic continent which included parts of South America, South Africa, and Australia and New Zealand moved to the east, South America broke apart from Africa, and India drifted away to the north. The long ranges of mountains boardering continents(e.g., the Andes) he regards as crumplings which would be rucked up as the continental edge ploughed its way through the substratum
. RECENT LITERATURE WILL SUPPLY THE ARGUMENTS FOR AND AGAINST THIS THEORY. ( THE ELEMENTS OF GEOLOGY BY MARY A. JOHNSTONE 1927 )
Most did not agree with professor Wegener and this statement was made only 85 Years ago !