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Most fossils are found in sedimentary rocks.
Hunting fossils is so much fun. But are there things we can learn from fossils?
This might sound surprising to you, but 95% of all fossils are creatures from the sea.
Let’s go back to the beginning when the world was very good. What could have caused fossils to form?
Trace fossils are marks of a creature’s everyday activities left in hardened sediment.
Body parts fossils were formed when a plant or animal died and was buried quickly in wet sediment.
A fossil is a part of an animal or plant that has been preserved in rock.
How did it happen that billions and billions of things died and are preserved for us in the rock layers of the earth?
The history of the coelacanth fish is quite amazing.
Dinosaurs could not have gone extinct millions of years ago because Earth isn’t that old!
An unusual fossil has been found in Kenton County, Kentucky.
A well-preserved fossilized cricket gives scientists a look at how these insects produced sound.
Are fossils being made now in the Mariana Trench?
How did at least 75 fossilized whales end up in a Chilean desert?
If you were asked to draw a picture of a dryolestoid, would you know where to start?
More fossilized dinosaur footprints have been found!
Paleontologists have found a portion of a fossilized thalattosaur, a type of sea reptile.
How do jellyfish fossilize if they don't have bones?
Why aren't there fossils of humans from Noah's flood?
Scientists study fossilized dinosaur eggs that were found over 30 years ago in South Africa.
A group of scientists recently found some fossilized footprints in Poland. They claim that these footprints belong to the evolutionary ancestors of dinosaurs.
The popular American TV news program 60 Minutes recently aired a segment about a remarkably preserved dinosaur bone.
A recently discovered ink sac from a “Jurassic-era” squid is more evidence of rapid burial in a recent watery catastrophe.
Recently, some students at the University of London compiled CT scans for a fossilized cockroach into a 3D image.
Scientists have recently found interesting spider fossils in China.
Did you know that some of the most famous fossil discoveries have later been proven to be fake?
Octopuses are very delicate creatures, made up almost completely of muscle, skin, and internal organs.
A paleobiologist at Oxford University has announced that he has discovered the oldest spider web.
A new dinosaur discovery
Can you match each fossil pictured below with the name of the creature or plant that lives today?
A brief description (for children) of what a fossil is and why they exist.
This children's activity shows how to make a fossil using a few household items.
Many times an entire fossil species and its evolutionary relationships are claimed on the basis of one or a few bony fragments. But there are pitfalls in using such an approach.