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Oldest Fossil Creatures Found, Preceded Ancient Ice Age

August 18th, 2010 | by Michael Ricciardi

A team of geoscientists working on a separate geological project in South Australia accidentally stumbled upon the oldest evidence of animal life yet found. Previously, the oldest fossil evidence of non-unicellular, "hard bodied" life forms dates to about 550 million years ago. This new discovery pushes back the clock on animal life by 80 to 90 million years.

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