Western Academy Charter School

6th Grade Fossil Dig

They were successful in unearthing ancient sharks teeth, a tapir tooth, pieces of turtle shell and turtle bones.  These fossils range in age from 3 million to 15 million years old.  Additionally, a whale bone, and a mammoth tooth were discovered as well as a few dozen prehistoric shark teeth by our troop of amateur paleontologists. 

We would like to thank our guide, Mark Renz from Florida Fossil Expeditions.  Mark is a well know guide and author of books on prehistoric sharks and fossils of the Peace River. Mark's main focus of the expedition was to be sure that all our students had a great time discovering fossils from the Peace River. He made sure each fossil was identified and carefully protected. In many cases this was our students first ever fossil and a great start to a lifetime collection.

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