Identification of Carboniferous (320 Million Years Old) Class Ic Amber

@article{Bray2009IdentificationOC,
  title={Identification of Carboniferous (320 Million Years Old) Class Ic Amber},
  author={P. Bray and K. B. Anderson},
  journal={Science},
  year={2009},
  volume={326},
  pages={132 - 134}
}
  • P. Bray, K. B. Anderson
  • Published 2009
  • Geology, Medicine
  • Science
  • Extra Ancient Amber Amber is fossilized tree resin, typically produced by trees in response to an injury. Most amber is Mesozoic or Cenozoic in age (dating back as far as 250 million years ago), and the most common class, produced primarily by angiosperms, is formed from distinct complex polyterpenoids. Bray and Anderson (p. 132; see the Perspective by Grimaldi) now find that amber from the Carboniferous, dating to more than 300 million years ago, long before the evolution of angiosperms, has a… CONTINUE READING

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