What is the oldest known human fossil?

Answer The oldest known human fossil is nicknamed "Ardi" and is believed to be 4.4 million years old, according to a 2009 National Geographic article. "Ardi" was discovered in Ethiopia's Afar desert. "Ard... Read More »

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What is the oldest human fossil found?

With similarities to both humans and chimpanziees, Ardipithecus ramidus, nicknamed Ardi, is the oldest human fossil found to date. Scientists first discovered fragments of this fossil in Ethiopia i... Read More »

What is the oldest fossil?

Earth's most ancient known fossils are stromatolites, layered rocks formed by cyanobacteria (sometimes called blue-green algae). Cyanobacteria are single-celled organisms that make their food throu... Read More »

What is the oldest T-rex fossil?

The oldest Tyrannosaurus rex fossil skeleton known to date is named "B-Rex" and was discovered in 2001 by paleontologist Jack Horner and his team. B-Rex is 68 million years old. In 2009, the olde... Read More »

What is the oldest fossil in the world?

Stromatolites are the oldest fossils on earth. Stromatolites are fossils left in rock formations by very early single-celled organisms (prokaryotic cells). The oldest stromatolites are about 3.5 bi... Read More »