Prior to our present continental plan, Pangaea, the last of the great supercontinents, born of previous giant landmasses, fused to form one vast island of life. PANGAEA, from the greek PAN meaning all or whole, and GAIA, Mother Earth, stretched from pole to pole and centered on the equator.
Fossil evidence for Pangaea includes identical species of plants and animals found great distances apart on separate continents. Continuity of mountain ranges is further evidence: the Appalachian Mountain chain continues in Ireland, Britain, Greenland, and Scandinavia because it was once one continuous range!
Around 175 million years ago, Pangaea began the first of three major break-ups that eventually gave shape to the separate continents of Africa, Asia, Europe, the Americas, and Antarctica that we know today. Since the dinosaurs didn't go extinct until 66 million years ago, the era of Pangaea saw their mighty reign under a lush landscape of foliage and insect life.
And so we praise the penultimate period of the prehistory past with a perfectly pleasant pearl called PANGAEA. Notice all the volcanic topography in glass, richly textured with thriving lifeforms, each struggling to grow. As you evolve, you never know your final form, though isn't the journey worth it?