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Another lost continent?

PostPosted: February 3rd, 2017, 8:51 am
by Forest_Dump
Just when you think we got them all. Everyone back to geography class.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/lost- ... -1.3963303

Re: Another lost continent?

PostPosted: February 3rd, 2017, 11:11 am
by ronjanec
It's no big deal Forest: Probably just the lost continent and civilization of Atlantis down there somewhere. :)

Re: Another lost continent?

PostPosted: February 3rd, 2017, 12:18 pm
by TheVat
I think there was an article about it in the Atlantis Monthly.

Seems kinda small for a "continent."

Re: Another lost continent?

PostPosted: February 3rd, 2017, 12:31 pm
by ronjanec
There was an article about this in Atlantis Monthly!? Maybe they have an inside track? :)

Re: Another lost continent?

PostPosted: February 3rd, 2017, 12:44 pm
by Forest_Dump
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.

Re: Another lost continent?

PostPosted: February 6th, 2017, 5:06 pm
by Eclogite
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!

Caveat emptor.