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Fossil Folklore

Explore the myths about fossils

Fossils have attracted the attention of our inquisitive minds since well back into prehistoric times. From ancient tales about their magical or medicinal powers to their many religious and decorative uses - it is hardly surprising that a rich and fascinating folklore has developed around these bewildering objects.

This site provides an illustrated introduction to fossil folklore, gathering stories from around the world and revealing the truth behind some of the myths that have grown up around fossils.


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