The word fossil is an old one. It is made up of 2 parts - 'foss' meaning hole, and 'il'
referring to what's in it. Originally anything you dug up could be called a fossil.
(No, your grandmother was never included in a real list of old fossils.)
But buildings, bottles, and just about anything that was excavated from underground
was once labelled 'fossil'.
These days the word fossil is a bit narrower. It refers only to the buried remains of
animals, plants, people and any living creatures that have been preserved in some
manner for us to dig up.
Fossils can be as spectacular as the fully preserved and very fresh deep frozen
mammoths in Siberia, or as unattractive as a tiny black blob of carbon in a rock where
a long gone creature has disintegrated and the blob is all that's left. It can be as
dull as dino doo, or as exciting as uncovering a set of fossil footprints and following
them to the beautifully intact fossil creature, catastrophically buried as it took its
last step. You will enjoy your tour through some of the fossils that are part of our
Creation Research collection gained on many excavation trips around the world.
Fossils are some of the most exciting and colourful dead things you'll encounter on
planet earth. Choose now where you want to start your tour.
for fossils that can be viewed in 3D or hi-res images you can zoom in on.
for field trips and research projects.