World's 'oldest' spider web found in UK
Two fossil hunters have found what is thought to be the world's oldest spider web preserved in amber on an East Sussex beach at Bexhill. It is thought that it is 140 million years old, which would mean it was preserved in the Cretaceous period.
At the same time the two brothers also found the fossilised remains of an Iguanodon jaw bone. Both are now being studied at Oxford University.
Professor Martin Brasier, a palaeobiologist at the university, said: "You can see where the web is attached to the surface.
"If it is confirmed - and we think we have got good evidence for it - then it would be the oldest preserved spider's web and the oldest fossil silk, I think, in the fossil record."