The word ‘fossil’ is derived from the Latin word Fossilis meaning ‘to be dug up’. Fossils have fascinated people for generations, from Greek philosophers to Leonardo da Vinci. A fossil is any trace, weather an impression or the remains of a dea plant and animal that has become part of the Earths crust. Only the skeletal or hard part of an organism become fossilised. The first fossils appeared 550 million years ago and to this day, new species of fossils are still being discovered.
This collection of genuine million years old fossil specimens can gently introduce you to the fascinating world of fossil discovery.
Each well presented box contains one single assorted fossil picked at random.