Recently, a 10-year-old boy found more than a dozen fossils when he was playing, which attracted many netizens. What is the answer given by experts? According to Qilu Evening News,On February 22, Ms. Li and her children came to Shandong Geological Museum with more than a dozen fossils. Two researchers from the museum identified them as different types of paleontological fossils.
"These are indeed fossils of paleontology that the children found." Zhang Shufang, a researcher at the Shandong Provincial Geological Museum, said that these fossils belong to the Cambrian period, and are trilobites in large categories. "He found mainly butterfly worms, and most of them are head and tail structures."
It is understood that trilobite fossils were called swallow stone or bat stone in ancient times and trilobite fossils in science. Trilobites are ancient arthropods, belonging to trilobites class. They are born on the sea floor. There are many kinds of trilobites, ranging in size from one centimeter to one meter. They are most abundant from Cambrian to Ordovician.
In Shandong Province, trilobite fossils have been found in Tai'an and Linyi.
For such a situation, experts said, can see that the child observed very carefully, the relevant knowledge learning is very solid. It's very rare for children to collect fossils when they go to the wild.
Geological researchers also said frankly: "interest is the best teacher. Children have such a great passion for geology. They can cultivate their sentiment in nature and expand their knowledge at the same time, which is also conducive to the healthy growth of children."