When Continents Collide

When Continents Collide

Join Carlos Jaramillo on an archeological dig in Panama as he excavates the three-million-year-old meeting place of the North and South American plates. We'll use this historic clash of continents to highlight the crucial role plate tectonics play in the Earth's history. The segment highlights what they are, how they move, and what can happen when plates come together.


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Earth Science, Geology

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Sarah Appleton, National Geographic Society, National Geographic Society
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October 19, 2023

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