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Scientists discover 308-million-year-old tropical forest in the Arctic

Scientists discover 308-million-year-old tropical forest in the Arctic

The trees date back approximately 380 million years, to a time when the continents existed in a very different arrangement from today’s world. At that time, Svalbard was located near the equator rather than its current position near the Arctic, allowing the ancient trees to thrive. Over the millennia, the tectonic plates have shifted to move the land much farther north.

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