28 May '15, 5pm

Ancient 1,000-Year-Old Forest Revealed Beneath Melting Alaskan Glacier

The forest carbon dated at around 1,000 years old has managed to stay intact for so long because of a five foot high tomb of gravel that protects trees from the surrounding ice. Studies of existing vegetation in the area , as well as the size of the trunks, suggest that the trees are either spruce or hemlock. Cathy Connor, a geology professor at the University of Alaska Southeast who was involved in the investigation told LiveScience what makes the trees’ upright position so exciting:

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/1000-year-old-alaskan-forest-uncover...

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