What is Paleontology?
Paleontology is the study of ancient life, from dinosaurs to prehistoric plants, mammals, fish, insects, fungi, and even microbes. Fossil evidence reveals how organisms changed over time and what our planet was like long ago.
How do your fossil-sorting skills stack up? Put them to the test with this kid-friendly online puzzle.
Reconstruct and identify a fossil skeleton.
Meet some of the more unusual members of T. rex and Velociraptor's family tree.
Bury chicken bones in plaster of Paris to see the challenges archaeologists face when excavating fossils.
Learn how to look at a bunch of bones and draw what a dinosaur looked like.
Join the inquisitive Deena Soris as she interviews the fossil of a Protoceratops.
About 80 million years ago two dinosaurs were locked in deadly combat when they were suddenly buried alive. See one of the greatest fossil specimens ever found.
Anyone can find fossils. This handy guide tells you where to look and what to do.
Take a peek inside two paleontologists' scrapbook.
A paleontologist travels to Antarctica to collect fossil evidence.
Examine fossils and gather clues from experts!
Send a note to a friend with these colorful letterheads.
Find out how paleontologist John Flynn answered kids' questions.
Find out what cool stuff Mark has uncovered.
Ross MacPhee has always loved dirt. To him it means the opportunity to find lost things — from bones and teeth to pirate treasure.
Find out what cool stuff Mark, Anna, Max, and Reva have uncovered.
Create your own miniature Mesozoic Museum. Don't forget to invite your friends and family to the opening!
Challenge your friends to this Mesozoic Era card game.
How much do you know about the Age of Dinosaurs?
Learn about fossils, extremely rare—and valuable—records of the past.
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