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Melting of glacial returns to light an ancient forest in Alaska

According to the website ‘Escalate‘, the melting of glacial Menhaden  south of the city Juneau, is exposing the remains of trunks that were protected by thick layers of ice for thousands of years.

Preliminary estimates, based on the diameter of the logs, to conclude that more than 2000 years ago this area was covered by a prehistoric species of birch and hemlock, although scientists add that these assessments must be checked Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on September 23, 2013 in Historical, Mysterious

 

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