Have you ever looked at the world and thought that the continents look like pieces from a jigsaw puzzle? Have you ever thought that maybe they used to be one huge landmass that have separated over time? Well if you have, or if you simply have an interest in the history of our planet, you’ll love dinosaurpictures.org’s Ancient Earths.
Dinosaurpictures.org offers a rudimentary Google Earth that lets you spin the world around and discover all its secrets. What sets it apart, however, is the ability to view the earth at different times over the last 600 million years. Want to see what the earth looked like when the Dinosaurs were wiped out? All you have to do is select 65 million years ago in the drop down menu and you’ll be able to do just that.
As well as giving you a digital representation of what the planet looked like way back when, dinosaurpictures is also a valuable tool for visualizing how life has evolved on earth over the last 600 million years. Each time frame has information about the type of life that was around back then and there is also a second drop down menu that allows you to select a timeframe based on what types of life there were. You can jump to the time of the first dinosaurs for example or even all the way back to the first multicellular life.
The site itself might look a bit basic but there is plenty of fascinating information to be found at disnosaurpictures and definitely a school project or two.