Finding Fossils
 
Not Just Any Rock Will Do Fossils You May Find
Do's and Don'ts for Fossil Hunters
Fossils You May Find
Paleontology Clubs and Web sites
Keeping a Field Journal
 
All fossils are shown next to a quarter to show relative size.
 
INVERTEBRATES
(animals without backbones)
VERTEBRATES
(animals with backbones)
PLANTS
Crinoid
Crinoid

about 435 million years old, found in Ohio
Dinosaur Eggshell
Dinosaur Eggshell

about 90 million years old, found in Argentina
Fern
Fern

about 290 million years old, found in Pennsylvania
Brachiopod
Brachiopod

about 435 million years old, found in Ohio
Dolphin Teeth
Dolphin Teeth

about 12-20 million years old, found in North Carolina
Calamite
Calamites

about 340 million years old, found in Nova Scotia
Belemnite
Belemnite

about 72 million years old, found in New Jersey
Whale Earbone
Whale Earbone

about 4 million years old, found in California
 
Trilobite
Trilobite

about 350-375 million years old, found in New York