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March 07, 2024 10:11AM
Scientists have found what they believe to be the world's earliest known fossilised forest in cliffs on the coast of South West England.

It was discovered in high sandstone cliffs near Minehead, Somerset, close to a Butlin's holiday camp.

Researchers from Cambridge and Cardiff Universities say they are the oldest fossilised trees ever found in Britain and the oldest known forest on Earth.

The trees, known as calamophyton, resemble palm trees.

Described as a kind of 'prototype' of today's trees, the largest were between two and four metres tall.


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