Studying ancient life helps us discover our planet's past and the complex story of life.
- How did different plants, animals and other organisms in the past interact with each other and their environment?
- How did changing climates and geology affect life on our planet?
- Did some plants and animals evolve over time?
- Why did some life forms go extinct while others survived?
These are just some of the questions that scientists who study fossils, also called paleontologists, try to answer.
Dinosaur is well known for its Dinosaur fossils. It is also a place where the science of paleontology, has developed. The famous Carnegie Quarry is just one of many places where dinosaurs and other fossils are found in the park.