The Digital Atlas of Ancient Life


The Digital Atlas of Ancient Life app enables anyone with an iPhone or iPad to discover and classify fossils with the eye of a scientist. The goal is to provide everyday people a digital tool to connect them to fossils and inspire curiosity about our place in the universe.

The app focuses on fossils with origins in the Pennsylvanian period, about 290 million years ago, with fossils common to Kansas and the Midwest; the Ordovician period, with fossils often found near Ohio; and the Neogene period with fossils usually located the Southeastern United States.

Developed at the University of Kansas with support from the National Science Foundation.



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