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.

5,000 year old forest

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These are ancient oak trees that date back to the Bronze age, between 5,500 and 3,500 years ago.

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And I would never have known about this without Buzzfeed!

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Posted on 21, February 2014, in British, News and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. 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.

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