This fossil site is located at the south-eastern tip of the island of Newfoundland, in eastern Canada.
It consists of a narrow, 17 km-long strip of rugged coastal cliffs. Of deep marine origin, these cliffs date to the Ediacaran Period (580-560 million years ago), representing the oldest known assemblages of large fossils anywhere.
These fossils illustrate a watershed in the history of life on earth: the appearance of large, biologically complex organisms, after almost three billion years of micro-dominated evolution.- UNESCO (CC-BY-SA IGO 3.0)
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