Pushing Back Amber Production

@article{Grimaldi2009PushingBA,
  title={Pushing Back Amber Production},
  author={David A. Grimaldi},
  journal={Science},
  year={2009},
  volume={326},
  pages={51 - 52}
}
  • David A. Grimaldi
  • Published 2009
  • Geography, Medicine
  • Science
  • Amber from 320 million years ago is surprisingly similar to that formed much later by resins from flowering plants. Amber, the fossilized remains of tree resin, was precious and warm to Neolithic peoples, who gathered it from the cold shores of the Baltic Sea at least 13,000 years ago. Deposits of amber from Lebanon preserved insects trapped in it nearly 130 million years ago. On page 132 of this issue, Bray and Anderson (1) report that plants have been making amber for at least 320 million… CONTINUE READING
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