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How to Prove Something without the Body September 2, 2007

Posted by Jim Satterfield in Science.
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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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