Gallery: Ancient 298 Million Year Old Forest Found Beneath Coal Mine in...

 

Scientists just discovered an incredibly preserved 298-million-year-old forest buried deep beneath a coal mine in Wuda, China. The ancient forest in Inner Mongolia was preserved by volcanic ash, much like Pompeii. Both Chinese and American scientists are marveling at finds of 80-foot-tall trees from the Permian Era, which provide an incredible snapshot of plant life 298 million years ago.

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  1. Ralph Chellel August 27, 2014 at 10:50 pm

    i was just thinking the same thing a jurassic forest if you will

  2. Timothy Lal August 26, 2014 at 7:16 pm

    That\\\’s amazing! I wonder if there are dormant seeds in all of this. Maybe preserved animals as well?

  3. Dafydd February 21, 2014 at 11:47 pm

    Are there any viable seeds or spores there?

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