Articles | Volume 15, issue 7
Research article
13 Apr 2018
Research article |  | 13 Apr 2018

The extant shore platform stromatolite (SPS) facies association: a glimpse into the Archean?

Alan Smith, Andrew Cooper, Saumitra Misra, Vishal Bharuth, Lisa Guastella, and Riaan Botes


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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (21 Oct 2017) by Tina Treude
AR by Alan Smith on behalf of the Authors (30 Nov 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (08 Dec 2017) by Tina Treude
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (23 Dec 2017)
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (18 Jan 2018)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (31 Jan 2018) by Tina Treude
AR by Alan Smith on behalf of the Authors (12 Feb 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (23 Feb 2018) by Tina Treude
Short summary
Growing shore-platform stromatolites are increasingly found on modern rocky coasts. Stromatolites are very similar to Archean and Proterozoic stromatolites. A study of modern stromatolites may shed light on the conditions that existed on the early Earth and other planets and possibly provide information on how life began.
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