Pollachar Bay prehistoric treesYour model is disabled. For more details go to Edit properties3D Model
Another exposure of intertidal peat on Uist’s west coast has substantial tree remains embedded within (and eroding out). Other similar woodland beach exposures have reported C14 dates to late Neolithic/early Bronze Age. From the reddish discolouration of the bruised parts of the exposed wood, it is likely to be willow (Salix) but samples will need to be taken for mcroscopic examination to confirm. The trees were likely to have been growing on the wetland edge of a freshwater area, as peat cannot form i salt water. At this stage, Uist would have been several metres above the prevailing sea level of the time and would have exteded more to the West - by perhaps as much as 10-14 kilometres.