A Proterocladus antiquus fossil dating back 1bn years. The image was captured using a microscope as the fossil itself is 2mm long. Photograph: Virginia Tech/PA and was taken from an article in The Guardian.

Do Cells and Their Microscopic Parts Stick Around After Death?

And is it possible that they last long enough to become fossilized even after the cell has died?

Rich Sobel
Feb 13 · 9 min read

Did you know that there is a branch of scientific study called taphonomy? I sure didn’t.

It’s pretty amazing to realize that there’s just so much out there we don’t know…