A Student of History

June 23, 2006

A tangled web….

Filed under: What is History? — John Maass @ 1:16 pm

From the BBC: "Ancient web spins evolution story."  The article is about the fact that "The oldest-known spider web with prey still entrapped has been found preserved in a chunk of amber in Spain."  The 110-million-year-old spider web snared three of the four orders of flying insect, suggesting that the evolution of spiders and flying insects is inextricably linked.

The article is here.

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