Found something? You can't collect fossils empty-handed. You'll need:
- Field notebook and pen, maybe even a laptop computer.
- Compass, topographic map.
- Global Positioning System (GPS).
- Ice pick, small knife, hammer, chisels, dental picks.
- Toilet paper, plaster bandages.
- Collecting bag (Ziplock bags are good!).
What do you think this equipment is used for?
- Field notebook and laptop to record observations.
- Camera to take images of the fossil in place.
- Compass to help you with the topographic map and to note in which directions the fossils are lying.
- Topographic map to locate your specimen so you can return to the site when you want to.
- Global Positioning System to record latitude and longitude so you can compare your fossil's location with the location of others around the world.
- Ice pick, small knife, hammer, and chisels to ease your fossil out of the limestone.
- Toilet paper and plaster to wrap your fossil.
- Collecting bag to collect small fossils.
- GPS coordinates to record the original position of the fossil in the ground.