Is this the oldest fossil ever found on earth?

Category: ANCIENT WORLD

Asked on 2017-12-19 11:07:28

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The answer

Pendulum World wrote on 19th of December 2017
Yes it is !

 

Pendulum World wrote on 19th of December 2017
It dates more then 3.5 billion years ago !

 

Pendulum World wrote on 19th of December 2017
There are even more fossils to be found older then this one.

 

Useful links on topic - More information - Source

https://phys.org/news/2017-12-oldest-fossils-life-earth-began.htmlhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earliest_known_life_forms

 

The story

The earliest known life forms on Earth are putative fossilized microorganisms found in hydrothermal vent precipitates. The earliest time that life forms first appeared on Earth is at least 3.77 billion years ago, possibly as early as 4.28 billion years, or even 4.5 billion years; not long after the oceans formed 4.41 billion years ago, and after the formation of the Earth 4.54 billion years ago. The earliest direct evidence of life on Earth are microfossils of microorganisms permineralized in 3.465-billion-year-old Australian Apex chert rocks.

 

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