How does it work
The site, called Ancient World, was developed by Discord Senior Engineering Manager Ian Webster. It makes it possible to identify any city and see where it was on the planet in those distant times and what the continents generally looked like millions of years ago, he writes 24 Channels. You can find an interactive globe by following this link.
- At the top of the page, select the time period you want, from 750 million years ago to 20 million years ago. A little further down and to the left is the entrance area to your city.
- You can use the mouse to move around the planet.
- At the bottom of the page there is a brief description of which period you have chosen and what this period is characterized by. For example, 750 million years ago, during the Cryogenic period, glaciers covered the entire planet; This was the largest known ice age on the planet. But during this time, life did not wait and gave rise to new species such as red and green algae. In contrast, during the Jurassic period, 170 million years ago, the Earth was very warm, allowing the development of dinosaurs, the first mammals and birds.
- After selecting the period and city, you can see the list of fossils (if any) found in that region under the search field. For example, if we choose Lviv, we will see dinosaurs such as Grallator and Mosasaurus. Unfortunately results for Kiev are not shown.
- You can also click on each of the prehistoric animal names to learn more about them on a separate site.
Lviv will remain at this point after 750 million years / 24 Channel Screenshot
In 2018, Ian Webster designed an interactive globe for The Dinosaur Database, billed as “the largest dinosaur database on the Internet.” It was created on the basis of GPlates software, which allows you to change the tectonics of the planet’s plates in different time periods.
Source: 24 Tv
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