In 3.7-billion-year-old rock, scientists find what could be the oldest fossils on Earth

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 13:41 in Paleontology & Archaeology

Scientists have found what they claim are the oldest-known fossils on Earth, embedded in Canadian rocks that are at least 3.7 billion years old. If they are right, the discovery suggests that life on Earth began within 200 million to 500 million years of the birth of the planet 4.5 billion years...

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