Frequently Asked Questions: Fossils

Q. Are all fossils dinosaur bones?
A. No. Fossils are signs or actual remains of living organisms more than 10 000 years ago. Examples of fossils are mummified or dried remains, frozen remains, insects preserved in amber which is tree resin and casts or moulds.

Q. A lot of dinosaurs have the suffix 'saurus'. What does this mean?
A. 'Saurus' means 'thunder lizard' and is meant to describe the sound they probably made when walking or running.