Algae stromatolites are suggested to be the oldest fossils found to date, hardly surprising as they first appeared in the fossil record an astonishing 1.6 billion years ago and are theorised to be among the first organism on earth. They are simply fossilised remains of algae layers, which can easily be seen in our range of stromatolite fossils, they occur as layers through time as the algae forms on a hard surface, and sediment falls upon the algal layer over time, on top of this sediment layer, more algae grow, this cycle continues until the algae dies or can no longer grow and what is left are layers of algae and sediment. Specimens of algae stromatolites are found in various localities around the world and vary, some are hard to see while some are so spectacular they even take a polish. See our range of stromatolites in this section.
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