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Paleontology Portal

invites students to discover prehistoric life in the U.S. by state and time period, see famous fossil localities and assemblages, and search fossil images and paleontology collections from participating museums. Find field guides, maps, curricula, and K-12 resources. Learn about about careers in paleontology. (University of California Museum of Paleontology, National Science Foundation)

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Interesting Fact:

Carboniferous rocks in North America include large coal deposits from Pennsylvania to Kentucky. Most of these rocks are below the surface, and Carboniferous rocks can be found below the surface in many other states.
From the Quaternary in Kansas © 2005 The Virtual Fossil Museum (

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