India, Dec. 24 -- Researchers classify an area in an abandoned sandstone quarry in Cairo, New York as the remains of the world's oldest forests
Researchers have classified an area of land in an abandoned sandstone quarry in Cairo, New York as the remains of the world's oldest forests.
Researchers from the University of Cardiff, New York State Museum and Binghamton University identified these forests to be 386 million years old beating a neighbouring old forest site in Giloba by at least two million years.
The site was first stumbled upon almost 10 years ago. Since then the research team has already identified 3,000 square meters of this devonian forest. Devonian period was the time when trees first appeared on the planet changing the ear...