Prehistoric Geography

The landscape during prehistoric geography changed so much during dinosaur times that it’s facinating to read about. We’ll cover several aspects of paleogeography and how it affected the ancient beasts.

If you’ve never heard the term before, paleogeography is a scientific word that refers to prehistoric geography. It covers the Mesozoic era and how the land changed to become the continents we know today. The topic covers aspects such as tectonic shifts, sedimentary basins, paleomagnetism, geomorphic environments, the possible biomes of Pangea, and so much more.

While we can go into so much detail regarding all these topics, we’ll mainly focus on those that relate to dinosaurs to ensure we don’t go too much off-topic. For example, we’ll go into paleoecological elements to see how interacted with ecosystems during the various time periods. There will also be articles that cover various formations that dinos may have made use of, such as caves.

Of course, there were many creatures in the water, and the climate of that time had a significant effect on the dinosaurs, which is why we’ll also cover paleohydrology and paleoclimatology to a limited degree.

Prehistoric Geography
Sections

There are there main areas we’ll cover in paleogeography, and we’ll to our best to prepare as many topics within them as possible. We want to ensure we showcase ever aspect of the lives of ancient beasts as possible. Here are our prehistoric geography sections and what they’re about.

Here are the topics we have available for you to browse.

There were various biomes that existed during the Mesozoic era. Dinosaurs didn’t just live in open plains where hunting was free for all. Different species meant that they preferred a specific ecosystem, which is where they were drawn to the most.

For instance, some loved living where there were towering trees, while others enjoyed swamp areas. Others lived on the highest mountain peaks, and there were some that remained closed to lakes or coastlines. We’ll take a look at each biome and which species tended to roam in them.

While most dinosaur sites focus on the gorgeous reptiles, we decided to take a look at the actual land they lived on. There are so many geological aspects to consider. This section is the heart of paleogeography, studying the rock and stone that existed in prehistoric times.

We’ll be looking at how the land changed during the different periods and how it affected the dinosaurs. The study will also include related topics, such as paleobiogeography, paleomagnetism, tectonics, and so much more! If this is your elective for your prehistoric academic subjects, then you’ve come to the right place.

Paleohydrology is the study of water and its distribution and movement in prehistoric times, while paleoichthyology looks at fish fossils from back then. While many of the ancient beasts in the open seas were not dinosaurs, it’s fascinating to see how they lived in the deep waters of the world. Even more interesting is learning how the water changed over time and how the creatures adapted with it.

Even the sea level changed during that time, specifically in the Triassic period. There were ocean crust changes that had a massive effect on the water entities of those times, which we’ll study for each period in the Mesozoic era. We’ll even show how the changes in water were linked to various climate models.

When it comes to the skies, there are two aspects to consider with the relationship to prehistoric geography. The one is the effect on and from the climate, known as paleoclimatology. Many ancient tree remains and fossils hold secrets to what the climate was like during those times, which we’ll unveil here.

Secondly, there’s paleornithology or avian paleontology and it’s connection to geographical locations. It reveals the bird-like creatures that existed during prehistoric times, which environments they loved to live in, and their effect on the environment. You can learn all about it here!