Northwest Territories, Canada. Geologist Elizabeth Turner may have found the earliest fossil record of animal life on Earth in the area shown. Photo: AP Northwest Territories, Canada. Geologist Elizabeth Turner may have found the earliest fossil record of animal life on Earth in the area shown. Photo: AP
Northwest Territories, Canada. Geologist Elizabeth Turner may have found the earliest fossil record of animal life on Earth in the area shown. Photo: AP
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Geologist may have discovered oldest animal fossils ever: 890 million years old

  • Fossils found in a remote area of northwestern Canada accessible only by helicopter
  • Until now, the oldest undisputed fossil sponges date to around 558 million years ago

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Northwest Territories, Canada. Geologist Elizabeth Turner may have found the earliest fossil record of animal life on Earth in the area shown. Photo: AP Northwest Territories, Canada. Geologist Elizabeth Turner may have found the earliest fossil record of animal life on Earth in the area shown. Photo: AP
Northwest Territories, Canada. Geologist Elizabeth Turner may have found the earliest fossil record of animal life on Earth in the area shown. Photo: AP
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