Dickinsonia Fossil Pendant
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Dickinsonia is a marine fossil that dates to the pre-Cambrian Ediacaran period. It was a flat, oval organism with bilateral symmetry that ranged in size from several millimeters to 1.4 meters in length. Its growth was thought to be indeterminate; that is, it continually added ridges to its body until it died. Recently it was determined, based on identification of cholesterol extracted from fossils, that Dickinsonia belongs to the animal kingdom (Bobrovskiy et al, Science 361(6408):1246-1249) solving a long time paleontological puzzle. Dickinsonia is now considered the oldest known animal in the fossil record.
The pendant is 2.4 cm long and 1.9 cm wide.
The pendant is 3D printed in solid sterling silver, bronze or brass and finished with a sterling silver, gold-plated silver or rose gold-plated silver anchor chain to match.