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Old 03-01-2012, 10:38 AM
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Default Ancient forests preserved in stone

New findings of ancient forests reveal environments reminding of Pandora.

Earth's First Rainforest Unearthed

A spectacular fossilised forest has transformed our understanding of the ecology of the Earth's first rainforests. It is 300 million years old.

The forest is composed of a bizarre mixture of extinct plants: abundant club mosses, more than 40 metres high, towering over a sub-canopy of tree ferns, intermixed with shrubs and tree-sized horsetails. Nowhere elsewhere on the planet is it possible to (literally) walk through such an extensive swathe of Carboniferous rainforest.
Earth's First Rainforest Unearthed

Oldest Fossilized Forest: Entire Fossil Forest Dating Back 385 Million Years Unearthed

An international team, including a Cardiff University researcher who previously found evidence of Earth's earliest tree, has gone one step further. The research team has now unearthed and investigated an entire fossil forest dating back 385 million years.
Oldest fossilized forest: Entire fossil forest dating back 385 million years unearthed
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Old 03-03-2012, 03:18 AM
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Nice - Also interesting to think of there being that environment in the US, I guess that's how continents move and conditions change over time.
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when i left the Grand Canyon in 2012, about 25 miles down the highway on Route 40, as i was heading east to go back to Virginia, there was a state park that featured a miles-wide meteor crater and a petrified forest in stone. it was absolutely amazing to see, and all of the petrified forest area was on an American Indian reservation, the Hopi i believe, might be another tribe. i want to return to the area someday.
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