• Question: Whats the oldest fossil you have worked with?

    Asked by ccole to Karen on 18 Nov 2013.
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      Karen Bacon answered on 18 Nov 2013:

      Hi ccole,
      The oldest fossils that I have worked with so far are about 200 million years old. They include ferns, ginkgos, conifers and a type of plant called bennettites, which are now totally extinct. Today, I went to see a local museum in Leeds and was looking at some amazing fossil plants that are around 300 million years old and I’m hoping to do some work on these in the near future.