Skip to content

Fossilized Tree

29/07/2009

Fossilized Tree

 

Well, we burn coal don’t we?


 

3 Comments leave one →
  1. David Gelsthorpe permalink*
    30/07/2009 9:30 am

    This fossil shows the leaves from a tree that lived 300 million years ago. These trees formed coal deep in the ground. The trees lived in a swamp and were similar to mosses.

    This is very important evidence for the climate 300 million years ago. It is also beautiful in its own right.

  2. Bodger permalink
    30/07/2009 9:54 am

    This is very important evidence for the climate 300 million years ago. It is also beautiful in its own right.

    Wonder what clues there will be about humans in 300 million years from now.

  3. David Gelsthorpe permalink*
    22/09/2009 3:10 pm

    The Collections Development Panel, along with the director and the artist, discussed the fossil plant at a meeting on 3rd September.
    The blog responses and discussion were summarised as:

    “There was not much online discussion. It can be used to explain past environments.”

    The decision was to keep this fossil in the museum as is used to help explain past environments.

    David Gelsthorpe, Curator of Palaeontology

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: