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Contact: Jim Barlow
University of Oregon

Life at 2.2 Billion Years Ago?

Caption: This is an interpretive view of Diskagma buttonii with exterior view, left, and cross section. The fossils are the size of match heads and were found connected into bunches by threads in the surface of an ancient soil from South Africa.

Credit: Courtesy of Gregory Retallack

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