Mistaken Point World Heritage Site

An Archeological Wonder

Embedded in the planes of Mistaken Point‘s tilted and cleaved mudstone and sandstone, exposed by the pounding of the Atlantic waves, are fossils of the oldest creatures - in fact, the oldest complex life forms - found anywhere on Earth.

Known to scientists as the Ediacara biota, they are creatures that lived 575 to 542 million years ago, when all life was in the sea.

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