ESSAYS: Use complete sentences, correct spelling, and the information presented in text, your notes, and class site to respond of the questions. Each is valued at 12.5 points (thus, eight (8) questions for a total of 100 points).
1…Although Wegener presented compelling evidence for his continental drift hypothesis despite lacking a mechanism: (a) list three (3) pieces of evidence from the pre-1960s era pointing to continental drift, (b) why was the true nature of plate boundaries not determined until the 1960s and (c) what was that mechanism identified in 1960s? Provide a brief and basic explanation between the continental drift theory and plate tectonics theory.
- List three (3) pieces of evidence from the pre-1960s era pointing to continental drift
- Pale-ontological evidence. This includes the similarity in fossils in different continents. For instance, fossils found in South America and Africa has similarities.
- The continental fit. The shapes of the continents fit to each other perfectly.