Experts examine fossils brought in by amateur archeologists - - Jackson, MS

Experts examine fossils brought in by amateur archeologists

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JACKSON, MS (WLBT) – Young archeologists learn more about their back yard discoveries Saturday at the Mississippi Natural Science Museum.

The eighth annual Fossil Road Show welcomed visitors from Mississippi and adjoining states to the museum.

Hundreds of kids and adults brought in their fossils to be examined by expert geologists.

A panel scientists from the University of Mississippi, The University of Louisiana Monroe and the Office of Geology identified fossils discovered by more than 50 people.

It was also an opportunity for budding adventurers to check out the museum's fossil collection.

"We also had special activities for the kids. We had dinosaur tracing exercises, an exercise where kids use a small simple microscope to look at tiny fossils in road gravel, the same road gravel that we see in roads throughout rural Mississippi," said George Phillips with the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science.

The museum's next major event is the open house and Nature Fest on April 9th.

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