Welcome to the past

This website is dedicated to my passion for collecting evidence of past life on this little orb we call the Earth.

Did you know there are fossils in sedimentary rock in almost every corner of the world?

Exogyra from Alabama

For instance, 145 MILLION years ago the middle of North America was an inland sea.  Ancient sea creatures of all manner lived and died in this sea, and the remains of these creatures settled to the bottom.

These sea fossils were covered by sediment and as time went on the sea dried up, and those ancient sea fossils remained protected.  Until now.

These ancient sea creatures can be collected from the middle of Canada to Kansas to the fields of Alabama.  All one has to do is find an open field or an area where the road has been cut through a hill and look.

55 Million years ago, the western half of Wyoming was a lake.  Fish fossils are abundant in this area, and in fact, fossils from this area are world famous and sold as souvenirs in places as far away as Australia.

Approx 500 million year old trilobites from central Utah
Follow us as we journey through time, find out some of the places to collect fossils along the way, and own a piece of the distant past.

I am here because of my passion for evidence of ancient life on Earth.  From time to time I highlight products or services on these pages that I enjoyed or that I think you would enjoy.  Some of these products put a few extra coins in my back pocket and that’s how I pay for the website.  Please do not, in any way, feel you have to purchase anything you see here.  I am here because of FOSSILS.

Please feel free to leave a comment, tell us your fossil stories, or tell us how to improve our website.

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3 thoughts on “Welcome to the past”

  1. Hello
    I have always had an interest in learning about fossils and what used to roam this earth. I mean we have made some great discoveries this way. Of course I am a huge fan of the ocean and I think my favorite discovery was the Megalodon shark. What a fascinating and amazing creature. Can’t wait to see what all you have to discuss. Thank you

    1. Hi Melissa, I’ve been collecting fossils most of my life, so my next project is to get this website up to where people can look at my collections! So stay tuned, it’s going to be a project! Thanks for the comment!

      Steve

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