Underwater archaeologists explore prehistoric submerged forest

Date: 1/10/2008

Underwater archaeologists are taking to Loch Tay, Scotland to try to uncover more about submerged prehistoric woodland. The stumps of 50 trees were discovered in 2005 (some thought to be about 6,000 years old). The Scottish Trust for Underwater Archaeology will spend time inspecting the drowned forest. 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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