When was the first fossil discovered?

Answer Fossils have been found by humans throughout most of recorded history, with mentions of them dating back thousands of years in ancient China. The fossil that brought about the scientific classifica... Read More »

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Who discovered the first fossil fuel?

It is not known who discovered the first fossil fuel, however it is known that fossil fuels have been used since the time of the caveman. Cavemen discovered how to generate heat by burning peat, wh... Read More »

When was fossil fuel discovered?

Coal may have been used as fuel in prehistoric times. The ancient Egyptians used oil in the preparation and preservation of mummies. Chinese writings indicate coal was dug for fires at least 3,000 ... Read More »

When was the first fossil of prokaryotes found?

The first prokaryote fossils were found in 1914 by C.D. Walcott. Found in colonies called stromatolites, these bacteria are the oldest known fossils at 3.5 billion years. Formerly thought to be ext... Read More »

When were fossil resin varnishes first used?

Resin varnishes first came into use in Europe and North America in the early 1700s. However, at the time, resins were sealants, not top coats. Fossil resins first had applications as varnishes in t... Read More »