Paleontology is the field of science that focuses on determining the evolution of organisms and their interaction with their surroundings, through studying fossils. A palaeontologist studies the history and mechanism of evolution by looking at fossils, the preserved remains of long-extinct animals and plants. Using evidence from fossilised bones, ancient pollen, and other clues, palaeontologists dig into the knowledge of past climates and past extinctions.
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Digital Mapping and Data Analysis Skills
Mathematics and Computer skills
Knowledge of Geography and History
Suitable for people who love to work indoors as well as outdoors
Fulfills the desire to learn more about the past
Travel to different sites
Good salary structure
Extensive research, knowledge and practice is required
Irregular working hours
Busy work schedules
Travel to faraway places
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Government Funded Institutes
You are passionate about your work.
You like to interact with others and do not mind working in a team.
You are hardworking and determined.
You enjoy doing research.
Interesting Facts about the career
The first fossils were recorded in writing as early as 570 B.C., although palaeontology at this stage has not yet been developed as a discipline. Ancient Greek authors, Xenophanes, Herodotus, Eratosthenes, and Strabo, wrote about marine organisms fossils. They concluded from these fossils that the land was once underwater.