So you think you found a fossil - what next?

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What would you do if you found an Indigenous artefact or a fossil on a farm, or whilst bushwalking? Until now, there has been no clear advice. There are certainly no rules saying what must be done when objects are found on private property. Perhaps a museum could help. Many have an identification service. Well now help is at hand. Sally Hurst studied palaeontology and archaeology. She realised she didn’t really know what she’d do if she found something. So Sally brought together all the resources and created an advisory service, a website as a resource for what you can do and who to contact when you find a heritage object. The website is Found a Fossil.

Period25 Nov 2023

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