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UK storms: Ancient forests revealed in sand

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Storms have revealed ancient forests on several beaches in the South West.

Remains in Penzance, Cornwall, can be seen after sand was ripped from beaches by a series of storms which hit the coast in the new year.

Geologists believe extensive forests extended across Mount's Bay in Penzance between 4,000 and 6,000 years ago.

http://www.bbc.co.uk...-devon-26263856

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Makes me wonder what we would find if the sand was removed from Egypt and other places.

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Makes me wonder what we would find if the sand was removed from Egypt and other places.

Sereno’s team counts dozens of skeletons within just a few minutes. Skeletons of the Sahara relates the story of this stunning find and what it reveals about two civilizations that once flourished in what is now the world’s largest desert. Skeletons of the Sahara joins Sereno on a return trip to Niger. After years of waiting for conflict in West Africa to stabilize, he can finally return to the area called “Gobero.” Over 10 years and five expeditions, Sereno has found more than 200 burial plots, each more intriguing than the last: a man buried with his head in a pot; another buried sitting in a turtle shell; a girl with a bracelet carved from hippo bone; and most striking of all, a woman embracing two children, hands entwined in a triple burial.

Adding to the intrigue is the fact that the bones are from two separate civilizations, Kiffian and Tenerian, thousands of years apart, yet the dead are buried side by side. Scattered throughout the site, artifacts offer clues to the lives they led — arrowheads, intricate jewelry and, perhaps most surprising of all, harpoons carved from bone.

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http://www.pbs.org/p...eletons-sahara/

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I'm pretty sure that this sort of thing was shown on an episode of the British series 'Coast' made a few years ago. Explanation was that in the last ice age Scotland was pushed down by glaciers, which tilted the south of the island up. Now the glaciers have gone, Scotland is rising and England is sinking. A big see-saw Possibly series 3 episode 3.

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