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An Ancient Devonian Forest: A 385-million-year-old Forest Finally Uncovered in Gilboa, New York

March 1, 2012 to March 20, 2012
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In Gilboa, NY, scientists have been finding fossil Eospermatopteris tree stump casts for over 150 years. As new material has come to light interpretation of this early forest has changed. The March 1, 2012 issue of the scientific journal, Nature, explores the history of this varied and complex forest ecosystem as it was revealed during a two-week exposure of the actual forest floor in 2010.

Results of the excavation, new specimens, and illustrations of the 385 million-year-old Gilboa forest are on display.