Trace Fossil Collection

A rock-like white trace fossil with two faintly indented horizontal trails.

The Trace Fossil Collection in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences contains fossils that provide evidence of life activities (for example, moving or feeding) preserved in the geologic record. The specimens in this valuable teaching and research resource include burrows, footprints, trackways, feeding traces, and the like.


Virtual Tour

For access to the Trace Fossil Collection, please contact the Curator.

Highlights of the Trace Fossil Collection can be seen in the Paleontology Museum (B-01 Earth Sciences Building).

Paleontology Museum

Hours: 8:30 am to 3:30 pm, Monday, Wednesday, Friday. CLOSED Tuesday, Thursday, Weekends, and Holidays.

Cost: Free

For group or class visits, please contact Lisa Budney.