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Oxytropidoceras posted a topic in Fossil NewsEarliest Fungus-Like Fossils Discovered in 2.4 Billion- Year-Old South African Bedrock (The fossils are 2 billion years older than previous finds and could dramatically alter the timeline of the emergence of life on Earth Jerry redfern, April 24, 2017 https://www.seeker.com/earth/earliest-fungus-like-fossils-discovered-in-24-billion-year-old-south-african-bedrock Fossils may be earliest known multicellular life: study by Marlowe Hood, PhysOrg, April 24, 2017 https://phys.org/news/2017-04-fossils-earliest-multicellular-life.html The open access paper is: Bengtson, S., B. Rasmussen, M Ivarsson, J. Muhling, C. Broman, F. Marone, M. Stampanoni, and A. Bekker, 2017, Fungus-like mycelial fossils in 2.4-billion-year-old vesicular basalt. Nature Ecology & Evolution 1, Article number: 0141 doi:10.1038/s41559-017-0141 https://www.nature.com/articles/s41559-017-0141 Yours, Paul H.