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Geologists uncover Antarctica’s fossil forests

Prehistoric polar forests have been constructed for survival, however weren’t hardy sufficient to stay in extremely-excessive concentrations of atmospheric carbon dioxide. A geologist is learning the tree fossil document in Antarctica from a mass extinction 250 million years in the … Continue reading

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What silver fir aDNA can inform us about Neolithic forests

A brand new method makes it potential to value-successfully analyse genetic materials from fossil plant and animal stays. Researchers have used this system to look at the DNA of silver fir needles present in lake sediment in Ticino. They discovered … Continue reading

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Fires set by Ice Age hunters destroyed forests throughout Europe

Large-scale forest fires started by prehistoric hunter-gatherers are probably the reason why Europe is not more densely forested, researchers report. Paleontology News — ScienceDaily

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Browsing antelope turned ancient African forests into grassy savanna ecosystems

Millions of years ago, Africa’s savannas were covered with thick, ancient forests, which disappeared and turned into the grassy ecosystems that they are today. read more (e) Science News – Paleontology & Archaeology

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Humans settled, set fire to Madagascar’s forests 1,000 years ago

A widespread and permanent loss of forests in Madagascar that occurred 1,000 years ago was due not to climate change or any natural disaster, but to human settlers who set fire to the forests to make way for grazing cattle, … Continue reading

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The Nullarbor Plain’s ancient forests revealed

Australia’s Nullarbor Plain is one of the driest landscapes in the country, but new research suggests it was once forest that received up to four times as much rain as it gets now. Paleontology News — ScienceDaily

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The Nullarbor Plain’s ancient forests revealed

Australia’s Nullarbor Plain is one of the driest landscapes in the country, but new research suggests it was once forest that received up to four times as much rain as it gets now. Paleontology News — ScienceDaily

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