Urban fossils are the remains of extinct organisms that have been preserved on construction stones.

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The Netherlands

Urban fossils of The Nederlands

Jelle Reumer is a professor of Vertebrate Palaeontology at Utrech University. Although Jelle's scientific interest focusses on Tertiary and Quaternary Mammal Palaeontology, he is also interested in science communication and urban fossils, as he often shows through his Twitter account (@JelleReumer). Jelle has recently published "Kijk waar je loopt! - over stadspaleontology", which can be loosely translated as "Watch your step! - About Town Palaeontology".