• Question: what are your thoughts on palaeontology?

    Asked by keep1fed on 14 Mar 2024.
    • Photo: Kirsty Ross

      Kirsty Ross answered on 14 Mar 2024:

      I love palaeontology. My favourite dinosaur is the Miasaurus. It is the first dinosaur found with evidence that it looked after its young.

    • Photo: Amy Rattenbury

      Amy Rattenbury answered on 12 Apr 2024:

      As a lecturer in forensic anthropology and archaeology, I find palaeontology really exciting because it’s like being a detective for really old secrets of the Earth. It helps us understand how life has changed over millions of years by studying fossils, which are the remains of ancient plants and animals.

      I recently took a short course on palaeontology and learned even more cool stuff about it. In places like Brymbo in North Wales, scientists have found amazing fossils that tell us what the world was like long before humans were around. These discoveries help us see the big picture of how animals and plants have evolved over time.

      Palaeontology is super important because it connects science stories from the past to our own history, showing us how everything in nature is linked together. It’s like piecing together a giant, ancient puzzle!