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Fossils

What is a fossil?

A fossil is the preserved remains or impressions of a living organism such as a plant, animal, or insect. Some fossils are very old. Studying fossils helps scientists to learn about the past history of life on Earth.


How do fossils form?

There are a number of ways that fossils may form.
Types of Fossils

There are two main types of fossils: body and trace fossils. Where are fossils found?

Fossils are found all over the world. Most fossils are found in sedimentary rock such as shale, limestone, and sandstone.

Collecting Fossils

A lot of people like to collect fossils for a hobby. If you are interested in learning more, you may want to join a fossil club. Fossil clubs can tell you where best to find fossils near your home. The club may also be helpful in teaching you how to properly preserve and extract a fossil without damaging it.

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