The word ‘palaeontology’ refers to the study of ancient life. It is derived from the Greek words palaios (ancient) and logos (study). Fossils form the basis of this science.
Learn more about these windows into the past.
Fossils are a part of our natural heritage.
Invertebrates, vertebrates and plants, most of which are Australian.
A Variety of Fossils
From dinosaur to fossil
Fossils of the Mesozoic
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