The Paleobiology Department has developed specialized, interesting, and fun websites on focused topics and useful tools.
Cerro Ballena is a unique fossil site in the Atacama Desert of Chile.
Evolve or Perish Board Game
Learn about ancient life as you move your player through 600 million years of evolution and extinction.
What did Washington, D.C. look like 110 million years ago, and how do we know?
Paleontologists and volunteers work in this glass-enclosed space on new fossil shipments from the field.
Blast from the Past!
New evidence of an asteroid impact 65 million years ago.
The famous Canadian fossils discovered by Smithsonian's Charles Walcott.
Paleontological art has been used to disseminate our research findings since 1846.
Videos from the Prehistoric Footprints National Monument in New Mexico. Fossils, Geology, Public Access.
See a new life restoration of the enigmatic Permian shark, Helicoprion.
Downloadable English translations of hundreds of paleontological papers.
Shark Tooth Key (pdf)
How to sort out and identify fossil shark teeth.