Organic-walled microfossils in 3.2-billion-year-old shallow-marine siliciclastic deposits

@article{Javaux2010OrganicwalledMI,
  title={Organic-walled microfossils in 3.2-billion-year-old shallow-marine siliciclastic deposits},
  author={E. Javaux and C. Marshall and A. Bekker},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2010},
  volume={463},
  pages={934-938}
}
  • E. Javaux, C. Marshall, A. Bekker
  • Published 2010
  • Geology, Medicine
  • Nature
  • Although the notion of an early origin and diversification of life on Earth during the Archaean eon has received increasing support in geochemical, sedimentological and palaeontological evidence, ambiguities and controversies persist regarding the biogenicity and syngeneity of the record older than Late Archaean. Non-biological processes are known to produce morphologies similar to some microfossils, and hydrothermal fluids have the potential to produce abiotic organic compounds with depleted… CONTINUE READING
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