Q is for Quaternary
The Quaternary is a period of geologic time which includes the last approximately 2.6 million years of Earth’s history, including the present.
The advantage of working with materials from the Quaternary Period is that materials are so new that organic molecules are often preserved. With techniques of organic chemistry, it is possible to find fossilized leaves and isolate certain molecules, such as leaf waxes. Continue reading “Q is for Quaternary #AtoZChallenge”