Plant Fossil Wood

This wood was petrified (turned to stone) without having been flattened. It retains structures that suggest it is from the same family as plane trees.

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Common name

Plant Fossil Wood

Scientific name

Plataninium

Type

Wood & Plants


Strata

Tertiary

Time period

Tertiary

Age

44 million years

Where found

Gravel Pit, Pallington, near Moreton

Found by

Mr Sinnick in 1974

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.G.11715