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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 facebook page

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 phone number.

Email the Natural History Museum in London: ias2@nhm.ac.uk

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 Peacehaven. 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 CLICK HERE


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