Stromatolites… a less assuming key to life there could not be…

You know, I never knew that the term stromatolite is derived from the Greek for “Stoney Carpet”..

Rocking the Cradle of Life provides a brief explanation of stromatolites, and has an interesting interview with an Oxford Researcher… There are some good mineral deposit tie-ins with this article..

When did life begin? One evidential clue stems from the fossil records in Western Australia, although whether these layered sediments are biological or chemical has spawned a spirited debate. Oxford researcher, Nicola McLoughlin, describes some of the issues in contention.

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