• Question: Have you ever found any ancient animal fossils? If you have what were they?

    Asked by Alexandra to Avani, Jeff, Kenzi, Lindsay, Zoe on 15 May 2015.
    • Photo: Jeff Shi

      Jeff Shi answered on 15 May 2015:

      I don’t do much fossil work, but I have helped out with some bat paleontologists – those are scientists that study ancient life and fossils. Ancient bat fossils are really cool!

    • Photo: Zoe GetmanPickering

      Zoe GetmanPickering answered on 15 May 2015:

      I found some shell fossils in shale rock. They were kinda boring. My dream would be to discover dinosaur bones. When I am older I am going to go on a paleontology trip and dig up dinosaur bones.

    • Photo: K. Lindsay Hunter

      K. Lindsay Hunter answered on 16 May 2015:

      I’ve helped excavate a ton of fossil human ancestor fossils (we’re animals, too, you know!) from Rising Star Cave, and have found lots of cool fossils in the caves around the Cradle of Humankind near where I live. My favorites are the baboon fossils, but also stromatolites, which are the world’s oldest fossils!

      Rising Star Cave: