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Morta is semi-fossilized wood. It is created when large trees are felled or overturned by geologic activity and become buried in an oxygen-limited fashion, usually in peat or clay. The wood is unable to rot normally so it begins the long process of fossilizing into stone. Morta is a generic term used to describe any semi-fossilized wood of this style.

Morta is found in various locations across the globe, usually in marshlands or moors. It is occasionally used in making tobacco pipes[?].

The term Morta is also related to the Moirae

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