Here are 10 extraordinary fossils that have been found preserved in amber.
Amber certainly makes beautiful jewelry, but its clarity and longevity have also proven it to be a great preservation medium.
Here are 10 extraordinary fossils that have been found in the solidified resin.
Number 10. Ancient hierarchical civilizations. Thanks to some well-preserved remains, researchers now believe arthropod social structures have been around longer than anyone ever imagined. The encased specimens of ants and termites recently studied date back roughly 100 million years.
Number 9. A possible early version of the bubonic plague. The disease is well known as a Middle Ages mass killer, and its power may have been building since before the dawn of man. Traces of very similar bacteria were found on a 20-million-year-old flea trapped in amber.
Number 8. First carnivorous plant. Da