Paleontology is the study of fossils. The significance of studying paleontology includes at least several aspects. As the foundation of geology and even geoscience, it can first provide information about strata and times, play a certain role in the development of coal, oil and gas and other minerals, and help restore paleogeography and paleoenvironment in geological history. Second, paleontology research provides evidence for writing the history of life on earth. Moreover, it could help answer the question of “where did we come from? Where to go from now on?” In addition, paleontology research also provides the most direct and intuitive evidence for Darwinian evolution. Finally, paleontology is a discipline that can play a unique role in science communication. In Yunnan, there are a lot of many fossils and palaeobios.
Paleontology in Yunnan
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