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A Prehistoric Adventure Movie: Virtual Dig

Prepare for National Fossil Day on October 16 using this National Geographic site to celebrate by virtually excavating three different prehistoric sites with hammer, pick, and brush, to reveal what is hidden within the rock. After you do the excavation, you will pack your fossil carefully and send it to the lab to examine it, finding out its secrets. Read about how and why paleontologists study fossils. Analyze the xiphactinus, a fish from the Cretaceous period, a velociraptor and protoceratops which had an unfortunate meeting, and an oviraptor, which was, perhaps, sitting on or guarding its eggs.

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