Digging the dirt on the world’s oldest fossils

Fri 14 Sep • 18:00 – 19:00

Teaching Room 1 • Brynmor Jones Library

Organised by:
  • The Palaeontological Association
  • Suitable for: 16+

    What are the earliest fossils? How did Earth transition from a microbial world to the one we’re familiar with today? Unfortunately, our fossil record is biased towards organisms with hard shells and skeletons, which evolved 3 billion years after life on Earth began, so it’s hard to answer these questions. But what about the fossils from the first few billion years of life? Here, Ross Anderson discusses how we can find evidence for this ancient life.  

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