Outside work We measure the dig site and take photos to record the position of the fossils.
Outside work We record everything we are taking away from the site.
Outside work Fossils are very easily broken. Sometimes we cover them with plaster casts before moving them.
Back at the museum – Inside work We sort the fossilsWe clean the fossils
Back at the museum – Inside work We can learn a lot from fossils, such as: how big the animal was? how it moved? what type of food it ate? how it may have died? We study fossils looking for clues. The fossil below is an arm bone from an extinct kangaroo. How do you think the animal may have died?