Pangean 300 million year old forest discovered in China

from slashgear

, Feb 22nd 2012

This week University of Pennsylvania paleobotanist Hermann Pfefferkorn and colleagues have presented findings they’ve collected from a fossilized forest hidden under a coal mine in China for 300 million years. These findings will lend insight into the ecology and climate from the time and place that the forest was alive, before it was covered in a volcano’s ash over a period of several days. Because of the speed in which the ash fell and the subsequent perfect storm of environmental factors that proceeded, this site has been kept in relatively excellent condition since the age of Pangea. . . . Read Complete report

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