submerged forests

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Areas of peat bed, sometimes with in situ broken or uprooted tree stumps, that are exposed in the inter‐tidal zone at low water. These are the remains of terrestrial landscapes that have become inundated during periods of sea‐level rise. Around the Atlantic coast of northwest Europe many submerged forests are of Mesolithic and Neolithic date.

Subjects: Archaeology.

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