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.
Opportunities for palaeontologists to work in universities and colleges, museums, in surveys that the government conducts.
Private sectors offer extremely high salaries, especially if the scientist has excellent experience and qualifications.
USA, Canada, Germany, the UK, France, Russia, and Australia
Bachelors degree in geology
Masters degree in geology
Digital Mapping and Data Analysis Skills
Mathematics and Computer skills
Knowledge of Geography and History
Data analysis skills
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