Palaeontology is the study of ancient life using fossil evidence. This can be remains of prehistoric plants, mammals, fish, insects, fungi and microbes as well as dinosaurs. Things like footprints, burrows, eggs and even poo can be fossilised too.
Fossil evidence shows us how these organisms changed over time and what our planet was like long ago.
Palaeontologists are passionate, open-minded communicators. Could you be a palaeontologist?
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