Prehistoric Forest - Portreath - (S10)

About 4000 years ago the sea level rose around the British Coast, submerging woodland between 4,000 and 6,000-years-old.
Every few years, heavy seas during the Autumn and Winter gales lower the sand level and as on the beach at Portreath reveal the submerged forest, with its tree stumps , trunks, branches , ...embedded in a layer of black peat. The fossil forest has been seen in the past at Daymer Bay, Fowey, Hayle Estuary, Helford river, Looe, Mounts Bay, Perranporth, Porthleven.
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Location - Portreath is in Section / Gallery 10
Ref:
2768.9
Date:
2016-01-22 00:00:00.0
Location:
SW 653 454
Photographer:

Prehistoric Forest - Portreath - (S10)

About 4000 years ago the sea level rose around the British Coast, submerging woodland between 4,000 and 6,000-years-old.
Every few years, heavy seas during the Autumn and Winter gales lower the sand level and as on the beach at Portreath reveal the submerged forest, with its tree stumps , trunks, branches , ...embedded in a layer of black peat. The fossil forest has been seen in the past at Daymer Bay, Fowey, Hayle Estuary, Helford river, Looe, Mounts Bay, Perranporth, Porthleven.
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Location - Portreath is in Section / Gallery 10
Ref:
2768.9
Date:
2016-01-22 00:00:00.0
Location:
SW 653 454
Photographer: