Plant Fossil Wood

Fossil growth rings

A really nice example of fossil wood complete with growth rings. Indeed, the fossil wood from Portland is so well preserved that even the cellular structure of the wood has been fossilised but this can only be seen in thin sections of the wood viewed under a microscope.

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Common name

Plant Fossil Wood

Type

Wood & Plants


Strata

Purbeck Beds

Time period

Upper Jurassic

Age

140 million years

Where found

Unknown

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Portland Museum

Accession number

POLPM.wood detail