Where igneous rocks are absent, a fossil's "age" is determined by comparing the fossils of one location to those of another, and then comparing those comparisons to charts in books with age assignments provided on the pages.
But in standard studies, no age assignment is ever accepted unless it conforms to the "millions of years" doctrine of evolutionary earth history.
And there’s additional data to refute this old age assignment: The Kishenehn Formation also contains oil.
If the rock is indeed millions of years old, then like blood’s heme pigments, oil’s organic, carbon-rich molecules should have completely degraded long ago—especially considering the voracious nature of oil-eating bacteria.
The pollinaria was attached to the base of the gnat's hind leg.
Amber preserves fossils so well that the researchers could identify a droplet of congealed blood at the tip of the gnat's leg, which had been broken off shortly before it was entombed in amber.
It has involved tracing the related sedimentary rock layer horizontally from the place where the fossil in question was found to a place where it is underlain or overlain (or both) by igneous rock.
The new discovery has surpassed the earlier record, set when the last orchid fossil was found dating back 20-30 million-years-old in Dominican amber.Freezing is one way of fossil formation and, in fact, is the best way although it happens rarely.In this process the remains (bones, shells, etc) must be continually frozen from the time of death until some bright-eyed Paleontologist comes along and digs them out of the ice.A Blood-Filled Fossil Researchers recently examined a spectacular mosquito fossil containing still-bloody remnants within its body.They dated the fossil based on the assumed age of the Kishenehn Formation where it was found, assigning it an age of 46 million years.