Discovering the genesis of our world: fragment by fragment

The south east coast of New South Wales contains a rich source of fish and plant fossils from the time when life moved from water to land and when forests first began to grow. A team of international scientists are studying the stories these fossils tell of a time of massive climate change and extinctions, and the beginning of the world as we know it.

“We’ve actually got here in this part of south eastern Australia a record of rocks and fossils that represents the largest land mass from about 350 to 450 million years ago called the Gondwana continent,” says the field trip leader Dr Gavin Young from the Australian National University.

“Many of the things here… only occur in this part of the world.”

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