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An old Tale   

That day in 1931, everything tourned bad for that german man. After several accidents and during several days of lack of supplies and temperatures under -60ºC,  the wild continent of Greenland put his life to an end.
He came so far to this wild land from his homeland with a mission.  To discover our planet's history. To learn reading the time, reading the rocks and seas. To see through thousand million years.
You now are invited to continue his mission. A puzzling research with crossing evidences, mad hypothesis and hidden clues.

An incredible scientific theory

Alfred Wegener, the german man that died in Greenland, was a scientist that in 1912 proposed the theory of the Continental Drift.
Following his hypothesis, he found evidences (fossil, geologic, metereologic,...) about ancient movements of the continents in our planet.

His theory wasn't accepted at the beginning: it would take time to other scientists to accept that Earth had a so long  and complex history.

But after a time the Continental Drift Theory was accepted: continents are moving slowly and as a consequence, new seas and mountains are being created. Nowadays' continents are the result of ancient continents with strange names: Pangea, Laurasia, Gondwana.

In this activity, you will follow his steps, use evidences and make hypothesis to understand the history of a planet that is not ours, but could be.

Wegener during J.P. Koch's Expedition 1912 - 1913 in the winter base "Borg".
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