Fossils of dinosaur-era forest fire discovered in Canada

June 6, 2014 3:30 PM

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Fossils of dinosaur-era forest fire discovered in Canada

In the badlands of southern Saskatchewan, Canada, scientists discovered evidence of a 66-million-year-old forest fire locked in stone.

Fossilized plants found on top of the layers of ancient charcoal show that forests bounced back from wildfires during the last days of the dinosaurs much like they do today, the new study found.

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