Prehistoric Mammal Hair Found in Cretaceous Amber

Posted by Chris Parker
Jun 15 2010

Mammalian hairs have been found in “Cretaceous Period” Amber at the Font-de-Benon quarry at Archingeay-Les Nouillers in Charente-Maritime, France. (You know the place, right?)

The Cretaceous period supposedly spanned a period 145.5 to to 65.5 million years ago. If you have accepted Darwinism and its enabling geological time scale, you would be surprised by what they found. If however you are a believer you will be able to accurately recite what they found without having to read the article.

Scientists were surprised, astonished, confused by the fact that the mammal hair was unchanged unevolved over more than 100,000,000 years since God created them.

As we’ve previously noted, Science has An Evolving, Non-Evolving Problem–Link…

Prehistoric Mammal Hair Found in Cretaceous Amber

“Palaeontologists have discovered two mammal hairs encased in 100 million-year-old amber.

While older 2D fossilised hairs are known, those preserved in the amber are the oldest 3D specimens known.

The hairs, found alongside a fly pupa in amber uncovered in southwest France, are remarkably similar to hair found on modern mammals.

That implies that the shape and structure of mammal hair has remained unchanged over a vast period of time.

“We have 2D hair imprints as early as the Middle Jurassic,” says Dr Romain Vullo of the University of Rennes, France, who discovered the hair.

The Jurassic Period lasted from 200 to 145 millions of years ago, followed by the Cretaceous Period which lasted to 65 million years ago.

“However, carbonised hair provides much less information about the structure than a 3D hair preserved in amber,” says Dr Vullo.

“Our specimens are the oldest known hair specimens in which we can observe the cuticular structure.”

Dr Vullo and Professor Didier Neraudeau identified the hairs, which were initially found by colleague Dr Vincent Girard in amber he was examining for microorganisms.

Details are published in the journal Naturwissenschaften.

The piece of amber, which is fossilised tree resin, was found in the Font-de-Benon quarry at Archingeay-Les Nouillers in Charente-Maritime, southwest France.”

Source: BBC Earth News

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  1. [...] In yesterday’s Post, science was surprised that mammal hair had remained unchanged (unevolved) for “over 100 million years”. [...]

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