Ediacara Hills

Fossil Sites

Fossils of the Ediacara Hills, Southern Australia

Geologic Time: Ediacaran or Vendian Period about 700 million years ago

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Related Interest:
Precambrian Fossils
White Sea Ediacaran Fossils

Nama Group Fossils



The Ediacara Hills is a mountain range in Southern Australia, in an area with abundant mines, where fossils were first discovered in 1946. At 700 million years ago, it is the oldest fossil lagerstätte, named for the Ediacaran geological period. The preserved soft-bodied organisms, including similar forms now found worldwide are collectively referred to as Ediacaran biota.