Friday, 28 February 2014

Ancient Forest Remains Uncovered on Penzance Beach

The ferocity of recent storms has uncovered remnants of an ancient forest on Chyandour beach at Penzance. The forest is thought to date from 4000-6000 years ago (so good evidence of sea levels rising) Remains can be seen of oak, beech and pine trees along with peat beds. Tidal movements will likely again recover the forest again in a few months with sand.









3 comments:

KernowBirder said...

The storms have certainly uncovered some interesting sights from wrecks to ancient forests like in your photos, good set of pics again Bob.

Bill S. said...

Beautiful pictures. I wonder what people a thousand years will think when the unearth some of our civilization. Great post.

anthony miners said...

Great stuff Bob wish I had been down longer to photograph.