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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paleontology

Paleontology or palaeontology (pronunciation: /ˌpeɪliɒnˈtɒlədʒi/, /ˌpeɪliənˈt ɒlədʒi/ or ... It includes the study of fossils to determine organisms' evolution and interactions with each other and their environments (their paleoecology).

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fossil

Fossils are the preserved remains or traces of animals, plants, and other organisms from the remote past.

www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/paleo/paleowhat.html

Paleobotany: Study of fossil plants; traditionally includes the study of fossil algae and fungi in addition to land plants. Palynology: Study of pollen and spores, ...

pubs.usgs.gov/gip/fossils/succession.html

Aug 14, 1997 ... Three concepts are important in the study and use of fossils: (1) Fossils represent the remains of once-living organisms. (2) Most fossils are the ...

www.nationalgeographic.org/encyclopedia/paleontology

Apr 29, 2011 ... Paleontology is the study of the history of life on Earth as based on fossils. Fossils are the remains of plants, animals, fungi, bacteria, and ...

sciencing.com/can-learn-studying-fossils-21955.html

Other fossils form when a plant or animal creates an imprint in the soil that hardens over time and fills with new minerals, as a cast in a mold. Studying these and ...

sciencing.com/importance-fossils-2470.html

Scientists use fossils to gather information about the lives and evolutionary ... as described above, studying the fossils that surface when digging oil wells can ...

www.maropeng.co.za/content/page/the_science_of_studying_fossils

The search for fossils begins with geological surveys. Some areas are more likely to yield fossils than others, and researchers normally concentrate their efforts ...

insider.si.edu/2015/10/fossils-help-scientists-build-a-picture-of-the-past-and-present

Oct 8, 2015 ... For scientists who love and study them, fossils are more than mere curiosities; they help piece together mysteries from the deep past, and allow ...

www.dkfindout.com/us/dinosaurs-and-prehistoric-life/fossils/fossil-hunters

Fossils provide us with amazing details about the things that lived in the prehistoric world. Scientists who study fossils are called paleontologists. They examine ...