By CCM Staff 

Join CCM for National Fossil Day activities


October 8, 2021

courtesy Nationa Forest Service

Visit Carter County Museum on Wednesday, October 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and help celebrate National Fossil Day! Stew Cook and Claire Jorgensen will be running kids' activities, including "Pellets and Poops: Uncovering the past from the other end."

Paleontologists study past life through the remains of dead organisms, usually fossils like bones and footprints are used to do this, but other kinds of remains are also studied to understand extinct creatures, like poop! These not so glamorous artifacts, called coprolites, are often used in research to better understand diets and food webs of...

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