Advance the body of knowledge of Paleontology.
Facilitate the collaboration of amateur and professional paleontologists.
Obtain and provide subject matter and resources for professional journal
Support graduate study in Paleontology.
Inspire and encourage amateur paleontologists
Click here to find out!
Fossils On File
Hey Fossil Collectors! Got a fossil you'd like someone
to use in a paper or professional research? Have you been hesitant to deposit
your specimen in a museum collection because you don't want it sitting for years
on a dusty collections department shelf before it is discovered and studied?
Send us a picture and description of your fossil. Paleontologists are often
interested in new topics to publish and this site is a great place for your
specimen to be seen.
The Wish List
Hey Paleontologists! Tap the vast population of amateurs who
are out there in the field. Are you studying a hard-to-find type of fossil and
need more specimens in your comparisons? Post your request to our Wish List.
There may be amateur paleontologists and fossil collectors out there who have
encountered just what you need.
Got a fossil that defies identification? Post a picture
and description here. Maybe someone will be able to identify it. And if not,
perhaps your specimen deserves closer scientific study! Grad Students! Would you
like to solve a mystery and publish your findings? Have a crack at these Mystery
Need volunteers to prepare specimens or organize
collections? Need people to assist in field work? Post your request here.
is a cross-roads for collaboration between amateur and professional
paleontologists and is, therefore, an excellent place to find the help you need.
Need funding for your professional or academic paleontological
research project? Here is a list of links to funds that may contribute
financially to your project.
Questions, Comments? Feel free to contact me.
Bill Heimbrock, Amateur Paleontologist and