Fossil hunting can start as child’s play

Paleontology isn’t just for professionals, as many kids learn

By Sarah Zielinski, 17:21 PM June 17, 2014

Trains fascinated Paul Taylor when he was a young boy growing up in northern England. Sometimes he would follow an abandoned track, looking for keepsakes to cart home.

On one of those walks, when he was 12 or 13, Paul came upon a great pile of rocks by the side of the tracks. Dug from a nearby quarry, the pile was full of things didn’t look like regular stones. The boy filled his rucksack with these finds and took them home to show his dad. His father looked at some bullet-shaped rocks and sai...

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