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What Was Our Earth Like 300 Million Years ago?

Updated on May 2, 2013

"Earth, the final frontier..."

 Imaging North America overlapping Eurasia, There would be no sea or oceans to surf for Columbus or Cortez
Imaging North America overlapping Eurasia, There would be no sea or oceans to surf for Columbus or Cortez | Source

"So, let it be ... this Earth"

300 million of years ago, the first cells or protocells were creating complex entities that would pave the way for our dinosaurs and mammoths. the atmosphere had reached its current nitrogen/oxygen balance, cool enough to recreate a paradise. Mankind was not even around 300 million of years ago. For the erudite and anthropologists, this would be called the Paleozoic era, within the late Carboniferous period.

Aside from technicalities, life on earth 300 million of years ago was dull and with no much action. No politicians, no revolutions, no bills... just little Lizards like this Petrolacosaurus who was a small, 40-centimetre (16 in) long, reptile, and the earliest diapsid known. It lived during the late Carboniferous period, A Geico-like 'petty pet' the size of a labrador. The concentrated strata where it was found are dated to 302 million years old. The prehistoric reptile's diet may have consisted mainly of small insects, so we can deduct that Jurassic park was a better choice for Movie Makers ( 65 million of years ago). I see myself transported through my time machine and I end up in this rainforest fro the past....

"I try to look for a map with no avail. The GPS that I took with me, went nuts, thinking that Paris was next to Los Angeles? Tired of running and bumping into fallen trees, I just sit on this natural Boulder. To my amazement, I found out that I was on top of a prehistoric tetrapod amphibian

I get a kiss from this 'greatest of the greatest' grand daddy from our reptiles and cannot find a klennex to clean my mouth. I swear myself to make that "beam me up scottie" teletransportation move, but I decide to keep exploring that 'Pandora' from the past."

When Pangea was a connecting paradise
When Pangea was a connecting paradise | Source

A Pompeii like Paradise found in China

Dated 295 million years University of Pennsylvania paleobotanist Hermann Pfefferkorn has unearthed an ancient ecosystem preserved by volcanic ash far beneath the coal mines around Wuda, China. What really preserved this area was volcanic ash that covered miles of Fauna and flora from those times. By today's standards is just a petrified coal mountain, but for researchers is the ninth marvel. This awesome discovery is evocatively creating a new opportunity to confirm decades of studies... or hundreds, since the rosetta stone.

The Hand of God...!
The Hand of God...! | Source

How do we come to terms with the Bible?

If you read between the lines, the Bible was written by several 'pre-Scholars' that did not have much formal education, except Saul the tax collector, who knew his numbers. We can deduct that religion was born out of our need to fulfil our spirituality, beyond smacking the heck out of that Saber or T-Rex?... I know, let's be real: a baby mammoth!!

We can agree that the scriptures were an evolutive essay that shrank million of years in 6 days of hectic work from our Creator and just... humm, 1 day just to check, rest, tune up and keep on going in finishing 'his' script.


Oceans getting polluted at the highest rate...

Between 300 million years and today, several meteorites impacted our planet, hence changing life forever. Ecologists are worried about the high acidity in our Oceans, which can affect our Ecosystem with horrendous consequences. Just think about it, this would feel like a self inflicted tsunami with catastrophic consequences. By the year 2100 the PH (acidity) will be raised by a 0.1 which can signify a higher temperature in our planet; 6 degrees in average. That solely would cause glaciers to melt and send waves to a Jersey shore near you. Darn! 'Beam me up' HP!

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  • Lord De Cross profile imageAUTHOR

    Joseph De Cross 

    7 years ago from New York


    Our friend from Nairobi: We did a research and our mind went back to those days. After a virtual touring, we started to write. Scary to know that there was not a single friend to talk to. Thanks for visiting and don't worry about typos. Shirt happens. Lol..!

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    Danson Wachira 

    7 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

    A typo there, sorry. Ment you did a lot to make this hub.

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    Danson Wachira 

    7 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

    I see you didn't a lot of research here and i enjoyed reading. Most of the things you mention here are very new to me. Thanks, voted up and shared.

  • Lord De Cross profile imageAUTHOR

    Joseph De Cross 

    7 years ago from New York

    Hi there RealHouseWife,

    You feel like a part lizard? We males have this legacy from that T-Rex, we hardly can think, when we see a chunky Beef steak.

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    Kelly Umphenour 

    7 years ago from St. Louis, MO

    I think I AM part lizard! Up and interesting - I wish I could really know exactly what was going on 3 million years ago - think how rich I'd be!

  • Lord De Cross profile imageAUTHOR

    Joseph De Cross 

    7 years ago from New York

    Hi SavanahL,

    After doing research, we felt like actually being there. You always surprise us with your thogutful comments. Take care.


    Hi Tammy,

    Earth, 3 billion of years ago was so hot that the sky was read and life was on its early state. Paradise started gradually and is told by the Bible but with symbolical timing.


    Good to see you Barbara,

    This hub was born, out of curiosity and investigation. We loved doing it. Happy to know that you liked it too.


  • Lord De Cross profile imageAUTHOR

    Joseph De Cross 

    7 years ago from New York

    Debbie, Thanks, We love our History and pre-Jurassic History too. See you next time!


    Ginna Joy thanks for commenting, you are welcome to come back... take care, and nice child of yours!


    Austin star, Yeah a nice Lizard from the past. I wonder if they were related to us somehow...?


    Wow~ Rommey, I met my match! You make sense, and being back in time and seeing a nature coming out of Pandora, we have to wonder, who was behind creation after all? Our last record regarding Ice age, take us back 15,000 years. and you are right. Flora and Fauna belted around the Ecuador as today's Amazonas. Your comments are very important to us!


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    Barbara Purvis Hunter 

    7 years ago from Florida


    I really enjoyed your hub, and yes it would be wonderful to have a time machine, one that worked. I love History, and reading others research results and their opinions.

    Thank you for sharing this--it was great.

    I voted awesome and interesting.



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    7 years ago from North Carolina

    Very interesting and wonderfully presented. It was a grand adventure. I don't agree with most of the theories of evolution or the big bang theory. If the earth began with one giant explosion, the particles making up the universe would be in an equal pattern. Our universe is scattered and clustered. But, you painted a very haunting and realistic portrait of what life was like in the early years. Can you imagine such clean air? Well done!

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    7 years ago

    Very interesting hub. I love learning about the earth and how everything came to be. Thanks for the wonderful history lesson.

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    7 years ago from Texas

    Actually, 300 Million years ago, what we had was an Ice Age (end of the Carboniferous Period), and most of the rain forest had shrunk to the equatorial band, fragmented in patches among the growing desertic areas or hanging on the coastal areas of Pangea. This dryer conditions promoted the appearance of the first gymnosperms (plants reproducing by seeds) in the Permian Period, favored over the spores dispersing ferns... The action was not on land, but in the Panthalassa and Paleo-Tethys Oceans... 300 Mya marks the end of the Carboniferous Forest Collapse and the beginning of the Permian Period one million years later, according to the accepted geological division of the Palaeozoic.

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    7 years ago from Somewhere near the heart of Texas

    Nice little lizard, Lord.

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    Gina Joy Bennett 

    7 years ago

    Very,very interesting & cool.

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    Deborah Brooks Langford 

    7 years ago from Brownsville,TX

    wow how do you know all of this? this is amazing.. I love it.. and I agree with Cagsil.. what a great history lesson..

    wow you outdid yourself,

    voted way up


  • Lord De Cross profile imageAUTHOR

    Joseph De Cross 

    7 years ago from New York

    Hahaha! You are welcome Cags!


  • Cagsil profile image


    7 years ago from USA or America

    An interesting hub Joseph. Thank you for the history lesson. You brought back my school days. LOL :)


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