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Old forest hidden deep under Leersum soil

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LEERSUM - Dutch soil continues to bare important archeological finds, this time the remnants of an ancient forest at a depth of 29 metres. The layer of fossilized wood measured 20 centimetres thick. Dutch forestry service Staatsbosbeheer figures that its find must be ‘at least 1.2 million years’ old. Dutch agency TNO dated the material.