An Introduction To Fossils

The ammonite (mollusc) Asteroceras obtusum (Image from Wikimedia Commons)

To download the slides for my University of York Lifelong Learning class on fossils, click the following links:



For further information on fossils, the following websites are useful:

Natural History Museum, London – fossils

Natural History Museum, London – fossils of Britain

Oxford University Museum – identifying invertebrate fossils

BBC Nature – fossils

British Geological Survey – Fossil Focus

Palaeontology Online – introductory articles about fossils and palaeontology

Palaeocast – podcasts on various fossil topics


Earth scientist in North Yorkshire, fossilist on the Cote de Saur. Director of the Yorkshire Fossil Festival and palaeontologist for hire. Can be found twittering and facebooking as @fossiliam.


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