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Science Plants to forest: scientists explore an ancient ecosystem

A recent fossil find has illuminated the landscape of one of Earth's earliest forests. Scientists are working to understand the dynamics of the ancient ecosystem.

Melanie Stetson Freeman/The Christian Science Monitor

One of the earliest forests in the world was home to towering palmlike trees and woody plants that crept along the ground like vines, a new fossil find reveals.

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