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How to Prove Something without the Body September 2, 2007

Posted by Jim Satterfield in Science.

Plants don’t fossilize well. As you can imagine, flowers even less so. So how can the existence of a flower from millions of years ago be proven? Biologists at Harvard have found a fossilized bee with pollen on it from orchids, showing that orchids apparently arose long before previously thought, as long as 76 to 84 million years ago.



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