Fossil Tree Roots found at Sparth Brickworks

Fossil Tree Roots found at Sparth Brickworks

 

The Carboniferous Period is famous for its vast coal swamps. Such swamps produced the coal from which the term "Carboniferous” or "carbon-bearing" comes. This 300 million year old tree stump was found in the brickworks.

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