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Summer Explorers: Fossil Digger

June 20, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Free
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Youth are invited to come and learn the difference between paleontology and archeology. You will get to “dig” for fossils and artifacts, make your own fossil and more.

The program is free. We ask that kids 6 and under be accompanied by an adult or older responsible child for all programs.

What’s the difference between archaeology, and paleontology?

Archaeology, a subfield of anthropology, is the scientific study of the human past and present through material remains—the things that people made, used, or modified.

Paleontology is the study of extinct animals and plants.

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What are Fossils?

Fossils are the preserved remains of plants or animals. For such remains to be considered fossils, scientists have decided they have to be over 10,000 years old. There are two main types of fossils, body fossils, and trace fossils. Body fossils are the preserved remains of a plant or animal’s body. Trace fossils are the remains of the activity of an animal, such as preserved trackways, footprints, fossilized egg shells, and nests.

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Details

Date:
June 20, 2017
Time:
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Cost:
Free
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Organizer

Roseau County Museum
Phone:
218-463-1918
Email:
rchsroseau@mncable.net

Venue

Roseau County Historical Society
121 Center Street East, Suite 101
Roseau, MN 56751 United States
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Phone:
218-463-1918