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Petrified neolithic trees at Redcar

By oldgreyheron      
The recent "Beast from the East" storm removed very large quantities of sand from the beach at Redcar exposing the petrified remains of neolithic trees from some 6000 years ago. There were on what is called Doggerland: low lying land which at the time joined the East coast of England to continental Europe. These are rarely exposed, but no-one can tell how soon the tides will recover them with sand again. An amazing sight - I have many more detailed images. Here I'm showing just tree stumps.

Mike

Tags: Tree History Redcar Flowers and plants Archaeology Stumps Neolithic Sssi Doggerland

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JuBarney Plus
9 33 5 United Kingdom
10 Mar 2018 9:09PM
Terrific find and shots and really interesting info.
Ju
taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
10 Mar 2018 9:50PM
The up side of that terrible sand--- So glad you found the ancient beach!
mrswoolybill Plus
13 2.3k 2275 United Kingdom
10 Mar 2018 10:28PM
I heard about this, it's a fascinating story. Thanks for the insights.
11 Mar 2018 12:33AM
Glad you took the opertunity Mike, they may be reclaimed by the tide and not seen for a while. Pam
Maiwand 13 3 73 England
11 Mar 2018 9:45AM

Quote:Glad you took the opertunity Mike, they may be reclaimed by the tide and not seen for a while. Pam


I think I must agree with this comment.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron
11 Mar 2018 6:44PM
A great capture, Mike.
Your narrative adds great context.

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