It’s no secret thatfossil huntingis one of our favorite pastimes, and it can become yours, too! You don’t have to be an expert to uncover million-year-old hidden treasure next time you’re at the beach. Whether you’re in it for the relaxation it brings, the natural fascination of paleontology, or the allure of the ocean, this mini-guide is exactly what you need to get started!
In order to fully appreciate a fossil in all of its prehistoric glory, it’s helpful to have an understanding of what they are and how they’ve managed to survive for thousands or even millions of years. So, “how are fossils formed?” you may ask. Here’s everything you need to know to fully understand what makes them so fascinating!