Collection: Fossils

Time - Eternity - Evolution

Fossils are the remains or traces of ancient life that have been preserved by natural processes, from large skeletons to tiny sea shells. The most important step for the formation of a fossil is that the remains of life must be buried, the quicker the better. The longer they remain exposed the more likely it is that they will be destroyed by scavengers or by the environment itself. This is why it is much more common to come across fossils of sea creatures because they are more likely to form in murky waters where thick mud is laid down steadily, as opposed to being formed in a desert where there are wind-blasted sand dunes and hungry scavengers.