Stromatolite

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What is a stromatolite?


This is a transcript of a QuickTime movie (0.7 MB) recorded in the Pilbara in 2005. Abby Allwood, from the Australian Centre for Astrobiology, defines the term stromatolite.

Transcript:

‘Stromatolite’ is a term that has interpretation associated with it, which is unfortunate. It would be nice to have an easy term that was non interpretative. ‘Stromatolite’ does mean a laminated sedimentary structure created by organisms or at least with the influence of organisms.


Contents


Introduction

Context

Early Life

Evidence

Acknowledgements

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