Monday, July 03, 2006

Fossil Roots

Root Fossils At the River
My family spent the afternoon at the river yesterday. Although I have been going to this particular spot on the river for over thirty years I have just recently become interested in some fascinating fossil roots in the exposed rock on the river's bank.

I assume these are fossil roots, anyway! There is about 100 feet of exposed rock and these fossils are everywhere!

Have a look at all the shots I took of them and give me your input. I'd love a real scientific opinion. I'd even love an opinion by someone with more than a little knowledge of geology or paleobotany.

I think they are quite interesting!

I also thought it interesting that there are living root-systems still growing in the rock formation. It makes one wonder just how old some of the existing trees along the river actually are!

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