taala asked in Social ScienceAnthropology · 1 month ago

where?Contender for world’s oldest and coldest(?) fossils?

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    Scientists have decoded the genome of a 700,000-year-old horse. The feat pushes back the record for the oldest sequenced genome nearly tenfold. Before this, the oldest sequenced genome came from a hominid called a Denisovan, which lived 80,000 years ago. From what they saw in their horse, discovered in the permafrost in the Canadian Arctic, the researchers think that short bits of DNA could survive for more than a million years in the ground.

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  • JimZ
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    1 month ago

    Evidence of biogenic graphite, and possibly stromatolites, were discovered in 3.7 billion-year-old metasedimentary rocks in southwestern Greenland, and described in 2014 in Nature. "Remains of life" were found in 4.1 billion-year-old rocks in Western Australia, and described in a 2015 study.

    https://www.google.com/search?q=oldest+fossil+foun...

    For the coldest, maybe the Greenland would qualify.

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  • 1 month ago

    fossils are fake the earth is flat

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