When do the earliest discovered fossils date back to?

Answer According to Virginia Tech's Research Magazine's Winter 2010 issue, the earliest discovered fossils date to about 600 million years ago. They are embryo microfossils discovered by Shuhai Xiao near ... Read More »

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When were ammonite fossils discovered?

There is no record of the first ammonite fossil discovery, but records do show ancient Greeks used ammonite shells as medicine. Early Romans encountered ammonite shells and thought they were horns,... Read More »

The Earliest Known Plant Fossils?

The study of plant fossil is an important part of modern science. By observing plant fossils and their structures, scientists can clarify questions about the origin of life and evolution of species... Read More »

Who discovered Ashfall fossils?

The Ashfall Fossil Beds in Antelope County, Nebraska, were discovered by paleontologist Michael Voorhies in 1971. Voohries, then an employee of the University of Nebraska State Museum, made his di... Read More »

Who discovered ash fall fossils?

Ashfall Fossil Beds State Historical Park, located in Antelope County in northeastern Nebraska, opened in 1991. It is named for a bed of volcanic ash created by a volcanic eruption that occurred an... Read More »