Wednesday, December 19, 2012
The Fossil Forest of Gilboa
have shown that three different types of plants grew on the site.
We have reconstructed so much about the ancient past that it is easy to miss the wonder of this. These trees grew 385 million years ago, and yet we know how close their stumps grew together, how tall they were, what their bark and branches looked like. We can recreate a forest that grew at the dawn of life on land.