Plate and Expansion Tectonics Compared
This is a comparison of Plate Tectonic and Expansion Tectonic reconstructions from 0 to 120 Ma (million years ago). Both reconstructions use the same data but show a major difference in the development of the Mediterranean to Indian region.
A number of recent science papers have discussed the problems of ancient reconstructions in this region.
A geological science paper in the Journal of Applied Geology and Geophysics (IOSR-JAGG), published in July 2016, discussed the geological evidence that the northern boundary of the Indian plate has never been widely separated from the Tibet region.
A geological science paper published in the November 2016 issue of Geosciences Research challenges one of the key principles of plate tectonics. The new study presents geological evidence that there was never an ancient gigantic ocean between India and Asia.
A science paper, The facts and fictions of the Oceanic Tethys concept, explores the history of the changing thoughts concerning the Tethys Ocean, an ancient seaway that existed millions of years ago. The freely available paper appeared in a November 2016 edition of the SCIREA Journal of Geosciences.
Both the Plate Tectonic and Expansion Tectonic palaeographic maps are freely available as Google Earth overlays for further consideration.