Signs of life

It's hard to get a bearing on the kind of organisms that existed before life absolutely exploded onto the scene during the Cambrian Period. Fossils from the Ediacaran Period before that are relatively scant, since lifeforms hadn't yet evolved the kinds of shells and body types that fossilize easily, but they did leave other traces of themselves behind. Now, paleontologists have discovered a set of tiny fossilized burrows, created by some of the earliest complex organisms more than half a billion years ago... Continue Reading Half-billion-year-old fossils were left by the earliest complex lifeforms Category: Science Tags: Evolution Fossils Life Paleontology University of Manchester Related Articles: Largest known Ichthyosaurus fossil identified and it's pregnant New tests reveal controversial dinosaur DNA isn't so ancient after all

Signs of life

541 million years ago, some of the earliest mobile organisms left these tracks in the mud.

Wed 13 Sep 17 from Cosmos Magazine

Half-billion-year-old fossils were left by the earliest complex lifeforms

It's hard to get a bearing on the kind of organisms that existed before life absolutely exploded onto the scene during the Cambrian Period. Fossils from the Ediacaran Period before that ...

Tue 12 Sep 17 from Gizmag

Tiny worm burrows may reveal when first complex animals evolved

Microscopic fossil burrows found in ancient rocks reveal that small worm-like animals existed more than half a billion years ago

Mon 11 Sep 17 from Newscientist

Half-a-billion-year-old fossils shed light animal evolution on earth

Scientists have discovered traces of life more than half-a-billion years old that could change the way we think about how all animals evolved on earth.

Mon 11 Sep 17 from Phys.org

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Half-a-billion-year-old fossils shed light animal evolution on Earth, Mon 11 Sep 17 from ScienceDaily

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