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Zimmer, C. 1995. First cell. Discover 16 (11): 71–8. ] C HAPTE R T WO Earth’s Earliest Life HOW DO WE KNOW THE AGE OF A FOSSIL? 18 LIFE ALTERS A PLANET 19 EARTH’S OLDEST ROCKS 21 EARTH’S OLDEST CELLS 22 EARTH’S EARLY ATMOSPHERE AND CLIMATE 24 BANDED IRON FORMATIONS 25 THE OXYGEN REVOLUTION 26 When we move from astronomy and the laboratory to Earth itself to search for evidence about early life, we look for fossils. A fossil is the remnant of an organism preserved in the geological record. There are three kinds of fossils, body fossils, trace fossils, and chemical fossils.
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