About The Author

Kaarel is a research scientist at the University of Alberta in the Geobiology field.

Geochemical Methods Help Resolve A Long-Standing Debate In Amber Palaeontology

Ambers are fossilized plant resins that have found wide use in jewelry-making. They are also a major archive for the study of invertebrate evolution. Yet, their full potential for palaeontological research has long been restricted by uncertain age and place-of-origin relationships between different amber deposits. The ambers are now found far from where they formed and,