A 5,000 year old forest on a beach in Wales
Lest anyone think that Buzzfeed is only good for useless round-ups of top 10 tips and stuff like this, check out this prehistoric forest that has been uncovered on a beach in Wales following all of the storms and gale force winds that have stripped away the sand. These photos were posted to Buzzfeed.
These are ancient oak trees that date back to the Bronze age, between 5,500 and 3,500 years ago.
And I would never have known about this without Buzzfeed!
Posted on 21, February 2014, in British, News and tagged ancient trees, beach, buzzfeed, photography, Wales. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.
I remember seeing the tops of these fossil trees on Borth beach one August in the late 1960s – but I think this is probably the greatest extent to which they’ve been exposed for many a year. There’s also a submerged forest in in the Solent between the Isle of Wight and the South coast of England.