Fossilised Tree Found in Ratanakkiri

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Fossilised Tree Found in Ratanakkiri

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Sun Nov 03, 2019 1:07 am

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Cambodia News (Ratanakiri): An entire fossilised tree has been found in Lumpat district in Ratanakiri province.Teams from the Ministry of the Environment, the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts, geologists, and scientists, along with a volunteer team of rangers, are digging and examining the land around the fossil to learn more about it. The find will be kept as a Cambodian heritage item once the examinations are finished.
According to Mr. Lim Vannchan, Head of the Cultural Heritage Office, the excavation work started on Oct. 22 and is expected to last until at least Nov. 10th, 2019.
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Re: Fossilised Tree Found in Ratanakkiri

Post by Mishmash » Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:00 am

At first I was sceptical about it being one of the only trees they didn't cut down as part of the "Economic Land Concession"

But then the tourist value of this heritage item probably outweighs the sale value to Vietnam.

I can imagine the vast hoards of flashpackers flocking to see this marvellous fossil at $50 a throw.

That being said, there is scientific value in the find.
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Re: Fossilised Tree Found in Ratanakkiri

Post by SternAAlbifrons » Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:57 am

If I was tree in Ratanakkiri I would be petrified too,
and hiding in a ditch.
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Re: Fossilised Tree Found in Ratanakkiri

Post by Mishmash » Sun Nov 03, 2019 4:19 am

I was being a tad sarcastic about it being exploited as a tourist destination in my earlier post. :facepalm:

However from the FB

"We hope that as soon as the search results are over, the area could become a tourist destination in the near future because of its proximity to the area with potential tourist attractions. Tourism has improved. Thank you"

Next up - Khmer finds Granny's old socks from the Pre-Angkorian era - only $10 to see.

I swear give a local an inch and he'll rent it or turn it into a tourist attraction.

I gotta love them for it...
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Re: Fossilised Tree Found in Ratanakkiri

Post by newkidontheblock » Sun Nov 03, 2019 6:14 am

As a matter of science, the tree is an amazing find. The tree is probably a lot older than existing trees and may give a glimpse into climate conditions possibly back into Angkorian times.

As a sole tourist attraction? Maybe not.
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Re: Fossilised Tree Found in Ratanakkiri

Post by Arget » Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:10 am

newkidontheblock wrote:
Sun Nov 03, 2019 6:14 am
As a matter of science, the tree is an amazing find. The tree is probably a lot older than existing trees and may give a glimpse into climate conditions possibly back into Angkorian times.

As a sole tourist attraction? Maybe not.
You are probably correct :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm:
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Re: Fossilised Tree Found in Ratanakkiri

Post by Cruisemonkey » Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:29 am

Arget wrote:
Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:10 am
newkidontheblock wrote:
Sun Nov 03, 2019 6:14 am
As a matter of science, the tree is an amazing find. The tree is probably a lot older than existing trees and may give a glimpse into climate conditions possibly back into Angkorian times.

As a sole tourist attraction? Maybe not.
You are probably correct :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm:
Not many Chinese 'yuppies' are interested in dendrochronology.
You could be next.
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Re: Fossilised Tree Found in Ratanakkiri

Post by SternAAlbifrons » Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:00 am

Cruisemonkey wrote:
Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:29 am
Arget wrote:
Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:10 am
newkidontheblock wrote:
Sun Nov 03, 2019 6:14 am
As a matter of science, the tree is an amazing find. The tree is probably a lot older than existing trees and may give a glimpse into climate conditions possibly back into Angkorian times.

As a sole tourist attraction? Maybe not.
You are probably correct :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm:
Not many Chinese 'yuppies' are interested in dendrochronology.
There was a chinese fossil bloke on CEO a while back. (this year)
I PM'ed him and he said he was planning to relocate here. To sell chinese fossils - i think it is getting a bit hot up there.
Apparently theft by academians for personal profit is rife in China. Big market worldwide, good dollars.
Not sure about this chinese bloke, he didn't sound sinister.
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Re: Fossilised Tree Found in Ratanakkiri

Post by Mishmash » Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:35 am

SternAAlbifrons wrote:
Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:00 am


There was a chinese fossil bloke on CEO a while back. (this year)
I PM'ed him and he said he was planning to relocate here. To sell chinese fossils - i think it is getting a bit hot up there.
Apparently theft by academians for personal profit is rife in China. Big market worldwide, good dollars.
Not sure about this chinese bloke, he didn't sound sinister.
Just to clarify "Fossil"

Is he selling the Chinese Clones?

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