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Researchers Find Earliest Fossil Record of Animal Life on Earth –10 Things You Should Know A photograph of the vicinity of the site where the alleged 890 -million-year-old sponge fossil record was found. Credit: Elizabeth Turner, Laurentian University

Researchers Find Earliest Fossil Record of Animal Life on Earth –10 Things You Should Know

Elizabeth Turner, a Canadian geologist at the University of Laurentia, released a study describing the earliest fossil record on Earth, dating back 890 million years. The discovery could make a real sensation, as it shifts the history of the emergence of animals on Earth by about 350 million years.