Written and designed by Roy Shepherd. Special
thanks to my wonderful wife
Lucinda Shepherd, friend Robert Randell and various experts for their
Fossil Identification Service
A selection of discoveries supplied for
identification - some are fossils, others are not.
Think you've found a fossil?
If you've found something strange or interesting and think it
might be a fossil please contact Discovering Fossils using the
facebook link below.
Upload a photo of your find and a message to the Discovering Fossils
The Discovering Fossils identification service is indented for
the general public. We'll usually respond by confirming whether the
discovery is a fossil and if so which group it belongs to, e.g. an
ammonite, belemnite etc. If possible we'll also provide an
approximate age. It may not be possible to provide detailed
identification, i.e. genus/species, and we therefore ask that
experienced fossil hunters/collectors and academics contact the
Natural History Museum in London using the below email address or
Email the Natural History Museum in London:
Speak with a member of the Natural History
Museum Identification Team on: 020 7942 5045
Join us on a fossil hunt
Left: A birthday party with
a twist - fossil hunting at
Right: A family hold their prized ammonite at Beachy Head.
Discovering Fossils guided fossil hunts reveal evidence of life that existed
millions of years ago. Whether it's your first time fossil hunting or you're
looking to expand your subject knowledge, our fossil hunts provide an
enjoyable and educational experience for all. To find out more
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Safety notice: Fossil hunting can at times pose a risk to personal safety, in particular within environments close to the coast, cliffs
or in quarries and when using the tools and equipment illustrated. Discovering Fossils provides a free resource to inform you about
this fascinating subject and does not accept any liability for decisions made using this information. We recommend all individuals
abide by the fossil hunting guidelines available by clicking on the icon at the top of the page.