Finding Fossils
 
Not Just Any Rock Will Do Paleontology Clubs and Web sites
Do's and Don'ts for Fossil Hunters
Fossils You May Find
Paleontology Clubs and Web sites
Keeping a Field Journal
 
Here are some great Web sites that can help you find out where to search for fossils in your area. Some of these sites can also help you find a nearby paleontology club.
 
FOSSIL-COLLECTING SITES IN NORTH AMERICA

The Fossil Hunter
http://www.iwaynet.net/~mperona/fossil.php

Visitors can browse a listing of fossil sites in areas all across the United States. The listing is organized state by state, and includes Canada. Each listing contains information about what types of fossils have been discovered there.

 
PALEONTOLOGY - SELECTED ONLINE RESOURCES

United States Geological Survey
http://geology.er.usgs.gov/paleo/paleonet.shtml

This page from the United States Geological Survey's Web site provides a selection of links to other great paleontology sites. You'll find information about museums, types of fossils, recommended books, and field trips.

 
PALEONTOLOGY SOCIETIES AND CLUBS

Kuban's Paleo Place
http://members.aol.com/fostrak/kpaleo.php

To learn more about fossil-hunting, join an amateur paleontology club in your area. This site lists names and addresses of local and national paleontological organizations and clubs.