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How the life has changed in forms since 66m
The roots of life, the forms of life from the far history!
Today we went to the stone pit to look for the fossils from the late Cretaceous Period. We asked ourselves is life forms are changed over the time or life created or existed in one moment of time is still present nowadays. We know a bit from our coursebooks but it is beter to investigate some of the roots of our history as scientists - detectives do by ourselves!
On June 1st, a group of students in the Erasmus + project "Critical Science Detectives" participated in a palaeontological search on a documentation site in the former quarry in Nasiłów near Kazimierz Dolny. The trip was organized at the invitation of PhD Joanna Nieczuja-Dwojacka from the Faculty of Biology and Environmental Sciences, UKSW in Warsaw, who together with biology students explored this area. Our students listened to a short theoretical introduction about the fauna of the end of the Mesozoic seabed and then began to forge in sedimentary rocks finding numerous prints and fossils of sponges, clams, snails, but also nautilus, sea urchins, belemnites and starfish. Thanks to the prepared illustrations, it was not difficult to identify the representatives of the Cretaceous fauna. Finally, we went on the ferry to the other side of the Vistula River to cool and sweeten Children's Day with delicious ice cream on the market square in Kazimierz Dolny.