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"World's Oldest Fossils" (Stromatolites, Greenland) Might Actually Be Simple Rocks

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Geologists Question 'Evidence Of Ancient Life' In 3.7 

Billion-Year-Old Rocks, NPR, All Things Considered

https://www.npr.org/2018/10/17/658103489/geologists-question-evidence-of-ancient-life-in-3-7-billion-year-old-rocks

 

"World's Oldest Fossils" Might Actually Be Simple Rocks, 

And We're Here For The Drama, Carly Cassella, Science Alert

https://www.sciencealert.com/doubt-raised-over-current-record-holder-oldest-fossil-sign-of-life

 

The paper is:

 

Abigail C. Allwood, Minik T. Rosing, David T. Flannery, Joel A. Hurowitz 

and Christopher M. Heirwegh, 2018, Reassessing evidence of life in 

3,700-million-year-old rocks of Greenland. Nature, Letter | Published: 17 October 2018

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-018-0610-4

 

A related paper is;

 

Retallack, G.J. and Noffke, N., 2018. Are there ancient soils in the 

3.7 Ga Isua Greenstone Belt, Greenland?. Palaeogeography, 

Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. Volume 514, Pages 18-30.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0031018218305984

 

Yours,

Paul H.

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Wrangellian

Oh dear! Back and forth it goes...

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