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While this article cannot mention all the fossil sites in the state, it does serve as a brief guide to some of the more interesting ones. Among those listed with a brief description are the Triassic reptiles of the Research Triangle; Cretaceous Carolina: Traces of the dinosaurs; and Megalodon cruising grounds.
Upton revealed that distant history could be touched, literally and figuratively, in Aurora’s Fossil Museum. Visitors could get up close and personal with eras from eons past in a fossil collection that contained whale vertebrae, sharks’ teeth, and soil from millions of years ago.
Fossil hunting is popular in Eastern North Carolina; many participants find the remains of sea creatures of the prehistoric sea that once covered the area. This article discusses the best places for fossil hunting and how to identify finds.