Skip to comments.Exploration of underwater forest [Loch Tay]
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.
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Posted on 08/05/2007 4:00:40 PM PDT by blam
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Those would make some nice guitars...
As long as the guitarist wanted to rock out. ;’)
'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
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.
Reminds me of this image:
Stone statue at Insishmor, Aran Islands.
The Seven Stone Rocks are held to be the remains of a city that local fishermen call The Town, while in Mounts 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. Michaels Mount, in Mounts 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.
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.
Clare Places: Islands: Mutton Island or Enniskerry
(9th century catastrophe in Ireland)
Clare County Library | prior to November 19, 2005 | staff writer
Posted on 11/18/2005 11:58:58 AM PST by SunkenCiv
Yes, thank Mother Gaia there were survivors ... but they were now isolated!