Early life recorded in archean pillow lavas.

  title={Early life recorded in archean pillow lavas.},
  author={Harald Furnes and Neil Banerjee and Karlis Muehlenbachs and Hubert Staudigel and Maarten J. de Wit},
  volume={304 5670},
Pillow lava rims from the Mesoarchean Barberton Greenstone Belt in South Africa contain micrometer-scale mineralized tubes that provide evidence of submarine microbial activity during the early history of Earth. The tubes formed during microbial etching of glass along fractures, as seen in pillow lavas from recent oceanic crust. The margins of the tubes… CONTINUE READING