Laurentian University professor may have found the oldest fossil ever discovered

SUDBURY -- The geology and palaeontology worlds are abuzz thanks to a new paper from Laurentian University professor Dr. Elizabeth Turner.

Turner has discovered what may be the oldest fossil record of animal life – roughly 890 million years old -- in rocks she found in a remote stretch of the Northwest Territories.

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