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Early Miocene (20 million years ago)


The Modern World Begins to Emerge

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This VR animation shows the world as it appeared in the Early Miocene, 20 million years ago.

This animation is available on CD-ROM in Quicktime format.   For more information see Teaching Materials.

This page uses a java applet that displays a VR model. Visit FreedomVR at for more information about this applet.

(c) PALEOMAP Project, 2002. Thanks to WebDoGS by Paul Howell for inspiration.