Ancient Wood In Peat 1

Close-up of the intricate pattern of woodgrain in ancient wood preserved by peat.

Ancient Wood In Peat 1 – Close-up detail of the intricate pattern and texture of the wood grain in an ancient tree trunk preserved by the anaerobic and acidic conditions in peat and clay layers that were deposited over the last 10,000 years as sea levels in Britain fluctuated and gradually rose to present levels following the last period of glaciation, submerging an extensive woodland.

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