A window onto Earth’s surface at 3800 million years ago

Date & time

1–2pm 22 March 2018


Jaeger 1 Seminar Room, RSES


Allen Nutman (University of Wollongong)

Event series


 Adele Morrison

‘There is no vestige of a beginning and no prospect of an end’. This seminar confirms the first part of James Hutton’s famous observation. By finding 3800 million-year-old stromatolites, tangible evidence of life on Earth is pushed-back by another 100 million years – to the start of the interpretable sedimentary record. The environment of this early life is reconstructed from geological, geochemical and isotopic evidence.

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