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World’s earliest fossilised forest discovered in Minehead, Somerset – best2daynews

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It was found in the Hangman Sandstone Formation along the Devon and Somerset coasts and dates back to the Devonian Period, between 419 and 358 million years ago, the time of life’s big expansion onto land. The period is named after Devon because of marine rocks emblematic of the period, which geologists found off the coast.



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