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Exploration of underwater forest [Loch Tay]
BBC ^ | Tuesday, July 15, 2008 | unattributed

Posted on 07/16/2008 10:42:43 PM PDT by SunkenCiv

Underwater archaeologists are taking to Loch Tay to try to uncover more about a submerged prehistoric woodland.

The stumps of about 50 trees were discovered in 2005 - some of them are thought to be about 6,000 years old.

The experts are now aiming to find their root system and establish the depth to which the trees are buried.

Meanwhile, a campaign has been launched to help restore the reconstructed crannog, an ancient loch dwelling, which attracts thousands of visitors.

The Scottish Trust for Underwater Archaeology will spend the next two weeks inspecting the drowned forest.

They will be focusing on two trees - one dating from 4,270 BC to 4,040 BC and the other dating from 2,350 BC to 2,120 BC.

As well as looking for the tree roots, they will be taking samples of the sediment and organic materials to establish if there were any landslips taking place between the Mesolithic and the Bronze Ages.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: History; Science; Travel
KEYWORDS: atlantis; catastrophism; climate; godsgravesglyphs; scotland
One of the tree stumps could date back to 4,270 BC
Exploration of underwater forest

1 posted on 07/16/2008 10:42:44 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
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2 posted on 07/16/2008 10:43:40 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_________________________Profile updated Friday, May 30, 2008)
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Perthshire Rock Art Sheds Light On Scotland’s Prehistoric Past
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3 posted on 07/16/2008 10:45:16 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_________________________Profile updated Friday, May 30, 2008)
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4 posted on 07/16/2008 10:46:20 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_________________________Profile updated Friday, May 30, 2008)
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To: SunkenCiv

Those would make some nice guitars...


5 posted on 07/16/2008 11:03:53 PM PDT by wastedyears (Show me your precious darlings, and I will crush them all)
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As long as the guitarist wanted to rock out. ;’)


6 posted on 07/16/2008 11:52:05 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_________________________Profile updated Friday, May 30, 2008)
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She added: "Potentially we could be finding evidence of human impact on the environment from several thousand years ago.

'She' needs her face slapped with a haggis. And they won't find what they are looking for, because:

...in Cromer, Norfolk, close to the North Sea coast, and in other places on the British Isles, 'forest beds' have been found. The name dervives from the presence of a great number of stumps of trees once supposed to have grown and rooted where they are now found. Many of the stumps are in upright positions, and their roots are often interlocked. Today these forests are recognized as have drifted : the roots do not end in small fibres, but are broken off, in most cases one to three feet from the trunk.

Earth in Upheaval. First published in Great Britain in 1956

7 posted on 07/17/2008 4:23:59 AM PDT by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum!)
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In the Mabinogeon, the waters between Britain and Ireland are known as the Sinking Lands, an apparent (very ancient) memory of former dry land, now recalled only by the broken-off submerged forests.


8 posted on 07/17/2008 11:46:50 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_________________________Profile updated Friday, May 30, 2008)
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To: SunkenCiv
The cliffs on the Aran Islands look as if the land snapped off and fell into the sea...

Dun Aonghasa

GOOGLE.

Reminds me of this image:

ORKNEY link to image

Stone statue at Insishmor, Aran Islands.

WHOOPS!

9 posted on 07/17/2008 7:23:39 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum!)
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To: SunkenCiv
LYONESSE LEGEND.LINK.

The Seven Stone Rocks are held to be the remains of a city that local fishermen call The Town, while in Mount’s Bay in Penzance the remains of a sunken forest can be seen at low tide. Lending weight to the legends is the fact that St. Michael’s Mount, in Mount’s Bay itself, has the Cornish name of Carrack Looz en Cooz - literally the grey rock in the wood. Cornishmen around Penzance still believe strongly in a sunken forest in Mount's Bay, and archaeological evidence of the forest is visible at very low tides, where petrified tree stumps become visible.

10 posted on 07/17/2008 8:20:04 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum!)
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To: SunkenCiv

Just a response to ‘Norm’s Revenge’ that happened to appear as the revolving fund raising schpeel .... and its not really free and it certainly is not a republic.


11 posted on 07/17/2008 8:25:23 PM PDT by gost2
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Clare Places: Islands: Mutton Island or Enniskerry
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12 posted on 07/18/2008 9:46:58 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_________________________Profile updated Friday, May 30, 2008)
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Exactly how is George W. Bush and his family wealth tentacles related to this catastrophe in which untold women, children, Gays, Lesbians, (always make that distinction, pls) and minorities had their lives cut tragically short?

Yes, thank Mother Gaia there were survivors ... but they were now isolated!

13 posted on 02/14/2011 6:53:53 PM PST by Kenny Bunk (Man up, Mubarak ... you're Air Force and you done OK!)
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