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Early Life: Earliest Traces of Life

Early Life: Earliest Traces of Life

June 27, 1986 – April 28, 2014 (new closing date)

Museum: Natural History Museum

Location: 1st Floor, East Wing, near Dinosaurs Hall

An overview of the origin and early evolution of life is presented. Included is the oldest fossil, a cabbage-sized, 3.5-billion-year-old fossil algal mat, as well as the earliest animal fossils, to relate a large portion of the earth's history known as the Precambrian.

Time Column