Posted by: purplepaula1 | November 13, 2009

140 million year old spider webs found in amber

Spider webs encased in amber have been dated to the Cretaceous period 140 million years ago. Professor Martin Brasier, of Oxford University, says that these are the oldest webs on fossil record.

To read the full BBC News article click here, and to read Professor Brasier’s findings in the  Deceeber 2009 issue of the Journal of the Geological Society, link through the Library Catalogue here.


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