Paleozoic Gondwanaland

The globe here is oriented so that we see the position of Gondwanaland with respect to the Paleomagnetic South Pole during the Paleozoic (500 Ma to 250 Ma). This reconstruction of the Gondwanan continents is based on data distributed with the program "Terra Mobilis" of Scotese and Denham. Position is shown in increments of 10 Ma.

The relative positions of the continents at any time are determined by paleomagnetic measurements. Rocks formed at a certain time freeze in the local magnetic field. The direction of the field tells the distance to the magnetic pole (paleolatitude).