Saturday, August 4. 2007

8 million year old cypress trees found in Hungary

Scientists found 8 million years old trees near Bukkabrany, Hungary. A Hungarian news site reports further:

The find is unique, in that the trees have not fossilised and have retained their original wood structure. The trees could provide clues about the climate of pre-historic times.

Let's see what they discover. I would really like to know if the all-reported climate change is something unique or has been happening all time long without any human intervention.

Update: The German news site Spiegel-online is reporting this story, too and has also some more pictures.