In 1946, geologist Reginald Sprigg discovered fossil imprints in rocks in the Flinders Ranges at the old Ediacara minefield. This discovery was the first time the fossilised remains of an entire community of soft-bodied creatures had been found in such abundance anywhere in the world.
Examples of these unusual and fragile fossils can be seen at the South Australian Museum.
The Ediacara Fossil Site was included in the National Heritage List on 11 January 2007.
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