These rock formations were described as stromatolites, and the oldest fossils on Earth. But new research suggests they might just be rocks. Photo: Allen Nutman / Nature

Oldest fossils on Earth? Nope, they’re probably just rocks, new study says

‘The search for traces of early life is without any doubt a difficult task and often raises controversy’

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These rock formations were described as stromatolites, and the oldest fossils on Earth. But new research suggests they might just be rocks. Photo: Allen Nutman / Nature
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