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Earth's Oldest Life 7 Specimen Scientific Display
This "Earth's Oldest Fossil Life" 7 Specimen Scientific Display set contains extremely rare specimens
to make a scientific collection suite of Earth's oldest life.
Specimens: Isua, Greenland; Apex Chert, Australia; North Pole Stromatolite, Australia; Fig Tree Chert Stromatolite, South Africa; Platy Extremophile - Old Republic Mine; White Smoker Chimney specimen, Wyoming; Rhynie Chert, Scotland.
Seven specimens with detailed information sheet. The size of snap shut plastic display case is 8 3/8" W X 7" H.
Average specimen size: About 3/8" - 5/8", Only 2 display sets made, both similar.
When most people think of ancient life they usually think about dinosaurs or the first plant or animal fossils. When scientists open the deep vault in time in the history of the Earth they discover that about 4.5 billion years ago Earth had no known life. The question then emerged, “How and when did the first life on Earth begin?”
Scientists have concluded that the origin of life cannot be precisely dated but they have found many interesting microfossils dating back to about 3.8 billion years ago, and even beyond. This display begins the study of Earth’s oldest approximate life with Isua, at approximately 3.7 billion years ago. It is followed by Apex chert. The other specimens for this study follow a rough chronological time line of rare materials associated with the evolution of early life on our planet. The chemistry of hydrothermal vents in shallow seas and in the oceans were important contributors to diversification. Each of the specimens have been carefully selected for their age and scientific relevance. All specimens were legally obtained in a scientific trade.
Certificate of Authenticity is included.
Disclaimer: For educational and teaching purposes only. Do not ingest or inhale. Recommended for middle school and above.
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