100 million year old flower discovered

Archeology is a fascinating science. Take for example the following case: researchers have found seven small, presumably long ago extinct flowers preserved in amber (i.e. fossilized resin). The resin itself comes from an extinct tree, with which a new species may have been discovered. And the most amazing thing is that, according to the researchers, it is not inconceivable that a T-Rex brushed up against the tree in question, causing the flower to end up in the resin.

Image: George Poinar Jr. / Oregon State University

Let’s just keep the story like this rather than a gust of wind, raindrop, breaking branch, bird or another million other causes, the find itself is beautiful. 100 million years old, and the flowers look "like they just came from the florist".

For more information, see the entire article at Scientias (Dutch)

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