Fossils

​Does physical history fascinate you?

Fossils are a way to see, learn, and speculate who and what was here before us!  Club members have recommended several regional fossil resources, relative subjects and search terms to guide in exploration.

Subjects relative to fossils:

  • History

    • Archaeology
    • Anthropology

    • Paleontology

    • Social Studies

  • Science

    • Biology

      • Paleobiology

    • Chemistry

      • Organic Chemistry

    • Earth Science

      • Geology

      • Mineralogy

    • Forensic Science

  • Art

    • Lapidary Art

    • Fabrication

    • Sculpture

    • Photography

    • Graphic Design

  • Technology

    • 3D Modeling

    • Cartography

Key search terms:

  • fossil

  • amber

  • ammolite

  • dendritic quartz

  • dinosaur bone

  • petrified wood

  • archaeology

  • anthropology

  • paleontology

  • paleobiology

  • carbon dating

Tools for fossil prospecting:

  • rock pick hammer

  • chisel set

  • shovel

  • gloves

  • safety glasses

  • loupe (or microscope)

Careers involved with fossils:

  • archaeologist

  • anthropologist

  • paleontologist

  • biologist

  • chemist

  • geologist

  • mineralogist

  • forensic scientist

  • teacher

  • historian

  • museum curator

  • lapidary artist

  • fabrication artist

  • sculptor

  • photographer

  • graphic designer

  • 3D model maker

  • salesperson

Resource

Education

Fossil

Organizations

  • Dry Dredgers

    • “The oldest, continuously-operating fossil club in North America.”

  • AMFS Clubs per State

    • If you’re not in the Pittsburgh, PA region, find a fossil/mineral club near you!

Petrified Wood

Petrified Wood

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Archaeological Dig

Archaeological Dig

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Archaeologist

Archaeologist

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Ammolite

Ammolite

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Archaeologist

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