The goal of the Digital Atlas of Ancient Life project is to help you identify fossils from particular regions and better understand Earth's ancient life. Several Digital Atlas websites are now online:


We are also creating a free online "textbook" about paleontology. It is called the Digital Encyclopedia of Ancient Life (D.E.A.L.).

Chapters are being shared as they are completed and currently include:


Interactive 3D Models of Fossils

We are excited to announce that we will be adding interactive 3D models of fossils to some of our Digital Atlas pages. For a complete list of models available now, please visit our page on SketchFab.

Additionally, we are organizing some of these models into Virtual Teaching Collections (VTC's), which may be accessed here.

The first VTC focuses on Devonian Fossils from New York.