Geologic history used to study the dissections and help locate the long lost fragments. 

Geologic history used to study the dissections and help locate the long lost fragments

As you discover the mountain belts spread around the Adriatic Sea, you will see some pieces of a long lost continent.

As stated by the scientists in the journal Gondwana Research, these crumpled leftovers represent a continent that was devastated several years ago. The story of the destruction of the continents is mentioned in the new report that reinvigorates the past 240 million years of the Mediterranean’s architectural history in detail.

The research shows, this continent initially got detached from Spain, southern France, and northern Africa, forming a distant land. But as the hustle continued in rocky plates, the continent got further divided into several little parts.

As it disappeared into the depths of the mantle, the upper layer of the continent was thrown away. The remains were discarded onto the overlying plates, which will in future convert into mountains in Italy, Turkey, Greece, the Alps, and the Balkans.

A study leader Douwe van Hinsbergen, a specialist in tectonics and ancient geography at Utrecht University believes it is necessary to know about geological past to understand its present

He stated everything around you except for wood or clothes is extracted by geologists from mountains. Minerals, ores ad metals that are essential for human survival can be extracted from the mountain peaks. With time the caches of them have been broken into pieces because of plate tectonics pandemonium.

Such models formed by research and study help us go in the past and better understand how this dissection occurred. For instance, if the precipitates of copper are found in one country, such restorations help us to find out where in the world its other pieces may have ended up. Thus, giving us the locations where this treasure can now be found.