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How Do Paleontologists Find Fossils?

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Scylla

Sounds like a new type of joke, like lightbulb jokes or something. But this is an article that is part of a five post series to bring attention to the new paleontology exhibit at the Smithsonian.

 

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/how-do-paleontologists-find-fossils-180972126/

 

How do paleontologists find fossils?

They look in the museum catalog.

How do paleontologists find fossils?

They find them fascinating.

Hdpff?

They don't, they help the fossil find itself.

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Randyw

LOL!

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Wrangellian

The real answer: amateur collectors bring them to them. 

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Ludwigia

The title seems to be just to attract your attention. The article itself is quite interesting and informative, particularly for the lay person.

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Mark Kmiecik

When people have asked me how I find fossils I have told them "I walk around while looking down".

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Scylla
4 hours ago, Mark Kmiecik said:

When people have asked me how I find fossils I have told them "I walk around while looking down".

That's funny, I look down while walking around.

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steelhead9

They go to the museum basement.

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Mark Kmiecik
5 hours ago, steelhead9 said:

They go to the museum basement.

Oh yes they do! :)

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