Oldest fossils ever found show life on Earth began before 3.5 billion years ago

December 18, 2017 By Kelly April Tyrrell For news media  Researchers at UCLA and the University of Wisconsin–Madison have confirmed that microscopic fossils discovered in a nearly 3.5 billion-year-old piece of rock in Western Australia are the oldest fossils ever found and indeed the earliest direct evidence of life on Earth. An epoxy mount containing a sliver of … Continue reading Oldest fossils ever found show life on Earth began before 3.5 billion years ago