What is palæontology? Literally, the world translates from Greek παλαιός + ον + λόγος [ old + being + science ] and is the science that unravels the æons-long story of life on the planet Earth, from the earliest monera to the endless forms we have now, including humans, and of the various long-dead offshoots that still inspire today. This community is open to anyone interested in paleontology, fossils, and evolution.
A public subreddit for the discussion of rock hunting, rock collecting, crystals and mineralogy, geology, lapidary arts and rocks in general. Topics include outings and trips, polishing, tumbling, cabochons, slabs and specimens. Feel free to ask a question or post a picture.
/r/FossilHunting is a community for all of my fellow Fossil Hunters out there who are willing to share pictures/information about their latest fossil hunts, discussing the hobby, and to helping all of those fossil hunting newbies along.
/r/ArtefactPorn is a community dedicated to posting the very best objects, from the very large to the very small, made or shaped by the mankind throughout history. These artefacts range from tools and works of arts to archaeological finds, and give us a better sense of life in various moments throughout history.
We welcome longtime collectors, as well as brand new ones and non-collectors. We can help you ID mystery coins, but we'll need clear, well-lit photos of both sides of each coin, and PLEASE LIMIT YOURSELF TO 10 COINS PER SUBMISSION, max. If you've inherited some coins we can help you ID and place a value on them, but IT IS STRICTLY AGAINST OUR RULES to make offers to buy and sell on this subreddit. Please don't do it. Thanks!