Even the article we are directing you to could, in principle, change without notice on sites we do not control. Copyright Leaf Group Ltd. This value is consistent with the analyzed carbon in the fossil wood representing organic carbon from the original wood, and not from any contamination. Fossilized trees, for example, are frequently found in upright positions passing through two or more layers. In any case, such minerals would have been removed from the wood, even from within it, by the severe demineralizing treatment in the laboratory. The specimen was kindly provided by geologist David M.
This does not imply that this radiocarbon is a reliable measure of the wood's true age.
Oldest fossilized forest: Entire fossil forest dating back 385 million years unearthed
At numerous places around Specimen Ridge petrified tree trunks can be found jutting out of the ground, and many sticking straight up as though they were buried while still standing. Thank you for tour answers. After being carefully packaged and labeled, this sample was submitted with the required documentation to Professor Roelf Beukens at the IsoTrace Radiocarbon Laboratory at the University of Toronto in Ontario, Canada. Password Forgot password? In case you are interested in researching I'll be more than happy to join your team. Evangelia Kyriazi. Frozen trees from northern Siberia have been dated to only years old.