By Natural Philosopher Mike Prestwood
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Oldest Known Fossil-Microorganisms

Oldest Known Fossil-Microorganisms

When: 3.42 Billion BCE
Note: 3.42 to 3.7 Billion BCE
From Year 0 (BCE/CE): -3420000000
Post Date: 09/12/2021 8:09 PM

The earliest known life on Earth are fossilized microorganisms found in hydrothermal vent precipitates. Currently dated to about 3.42 billion BCE. These microorganisms were prokaryote cells. Single celled organisms with no nucleus and had early simple DNA. More complex DNA in a nucleus evolved about 1.5 billion years later in Eukaryotic cells, circa 2 billion BCE.

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