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Paleotime-NL 2020

On March 12th, the Dutch government has decided to forbid all events with more than 100 visitors. This means that we, as the organisation of PaleoTime-NL have to cancel our event as well. PaleoTime-NL 2020 is hereby is cancelled.

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Peat is a type of soil consisting of the residues of plant material. It occurs in wet areas where the plant material in the water can accumulate faster than it decays. This ultimately may form thick packages of peat.

In temperate climates, peat is common. In the past, peat was used to serve as fuel in Northern Europe and was excavated on a large scale. In dried form it is called turf.

If peat becomes buried deeper in the course of geological time and is covered by sediments, finally lignite is
formed under the influence of temperature and pressure. If the preocess continues, coal is formed.

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