myFOSSIL Mobile App Help: Adding Details to your Fossil

What is geochronology?

Geochronology is the study of time in a geologic sense. The geochronology of a fossil refers to the geologic time period that the fossil came from. If you don’t know, it is okay to leave this blank!

What is lithostratigraphy?

Lithostratigraphy is the study of rock layers. The lithostratigraphy of a fossil refers to the specific rock formations and layers that the fossil was found in.

What if I don’t know what my fossil is, or I just know the common name?

That’s totally fine! We encourage you to upload it so┬áthat someone in the myFOSSIL community can help you identify and name your fossil – that’s the power of social paleontology!