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Another lost continent?

Postby Forest_Dump on February 3rd, 2017, 8:51 am 

Just when you think we got them all. Everyone back to geography class.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/lost- ... -1.3963303
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Re: Another lost continent?

Postby ronjanec on February 3rd, 2017, 11:11 am 

It's no big deal Forest: Probably just the lost continent and civilization of Atlantis down there somewhere. :)
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Re: Another lost continent?

Postby Braininvat on February 3rd, 2017, 12:18 pm 

I think there was an article about it in the Atlantis Monthly.

Seems kinda small for a "continent."
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Re: Another lost continent?

Postby ronjanec on February 3rd, 2017, 12:31 pm 

There was an article about this in Atlantis Monthly!? Maybe they have an inside track? :)
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Re: Another lost continent?

Postby Forest_Dump on February 3rd, 2017, 12:44 pm 

Perhaps a touch small for a continent but it might have some interesting fossils relating to the dispersal of early mammals, and in fact primates, to Madagascar and Africa.
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Re: Another lost continent?

Postby Eclogite on February 6th, 2017, 5:06 pm 

It does seem to be rather over-hyped, though not by the original researchers, only by the subsequent journalists. Quel supris!

From a very brief scan of the abstract it appears to be a fragment detached as India made its way to its rendezvous with Asia. It would appear to be composed of the granitic roots only so hopes of finding interesting fossils are right out the window!

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