A Talk on Plant Fossils

Plant fossils
Plant fossils, presumably from La Palma
I always thought that I was the only fossil on La Palma. Geologically speaking, La Palma is a baby island. The very oldest rocks here are just two million years old. Most of the north of the island is 1.5 million years old. Most of the south is about 700,000 years old. And the very southern tip is just 41 years old.

I always through that was far too young for fossils. But there’s a conference on plant fossils on La Palma on Friday 30th November at 8 pm in the archeological museum in Los Llanos.

Colour me surprised. And very curious – I hope I’ll be able to get there.

Posted by sheila

Sheila came to La Palma with a six month contract and has stayed 24 years so far. She used to work as a software engineer at the observatory, but now she's a writer and Starlight guide.

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