The Magnetic Draw of Fossils
Humankind has always been entranced by the magic of fossils. Whether they are animal fossils or plant fossils or any other fossilized organism does not really matter. In ancient times fossils were considered sacred. Animal fossils and plant fossils were often worn about the person as talisman to guard against evil spirits. Fossils offer a great deal to scientists and archaeologists in the way of better understanding the history of the Earth and of humankind. Bones, skulls, leaves and other parts of once living creatures can be found as fossils. Each animal fossil, plant fossil and marine fossil offers something of the past to those that find them or own them. Even those who do not collect fossils or have no professional interest in their existence find them interesting and intriguing. What so draws us to these wondrous preservation’s of long forgotten history? Well, many things are fascinating about fossils. The idea that an animal or plant that lived hundreds or even thousands of years before we were born and can still be found preserved within the Earth is in itself a fascinating subject. But fossils that were formed before humans even walked the Earth is mind boggling. Fossils that date from the history of the Earth as far back as two hundred and thirty million years ago have been found by archaeologists. The idea that creatures such as huge dinosaurs roamed the Earth in great abundance but are now completely extinct is a subject of numerous books, movies and academic research.
Plant fossils are found in great numbers all over the world and are truly fascinating. Plants that existed before the time of man offer botanists a wealth of information about the vegetation that currently exists in the world today. These plant fossils also give clues to what was eaten by the animals that existed during that time. It leads paleontologists to a greater understanding of how ancient animals lived, survived and ultimately died. Animal fossils are equally fascinating. Scientists are amazed when they discover a new animal or sea creature that was never known of before. Finding human fossils is a major cause for media attention from the entire world as they offer the most information about the history of homo-sapiens.
Animal fossils and plant fossils can be found all over the world and often connects the human race in ways that other ideas that capture the imagination cannot. While we all come from different areas of the world, have different beliefs, sizes, shapes and colors, the idea that we all once came from those that first populated the planet closes the divide. Thus, when human skeletons fossils are found the entire world shows interest because these traces of our common history effect’s us all. Plant fossils and animal fossils have become very popular in jewelry or as lucky talisman that people carry with them as was done in ancient times. Some believe that they offer strong protection from harm and evil much in the way that Indian tribes did thousands of years ago.
Plant fossils and animal fossils such as pendants, necklaces, bracelets and even fossil rings are available. Ammonite necklaces are very popular. Ammonite is an extinct marine animal whose shell resembles a snail’s. They have an excellent and very interesting spiral pattern when shown crosswise and this is often the method for creating jewelry with them. Amber is also extremely popular and these fossils can be found not only on the internet but also at fine jewelry stores all over the world. Amber has a lovely glow when the light hits it and comes in many interesting shapes, thus it makes very nice jewelry that anyone would enjoy, but they are especially sought after by those who are intrigued by plant fossils and animal fossils. Many of the jewelry pieces made today are set to emulate those that were once worn by ancient Indian tribes throughout the world as talisman.
If you find that you are interested in plant fossils and animal fossils, then Mustika pearls might also interest you. These items come from animals and plants of various kinds and are extremely interesting and beautiful. They are considered a rarity and are very difficult to obtain.