Posted by: Sandy Steinman | December 27, 2019

World’s oldest fossil trees uncovered in New York

The BBC reports

The earliest fossilised trees, dating back 386 million years, have been found at an abandoned quarry in New York.

Scientists believe the forest they belonged to was so vast it originally stretched beyond Pennsylvania.

This discovery in Cairo, New York, is thought to be two or three million years older than what was previously the world’s oldest forest at Gilboa, also in New York State.

Read more at  World’s oldest fossil trees uncovered in New York – BBC News


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