A number of the natural resources come from fossils. Some examples of these would be coal and oil, which comes from the fossils of plants. An example is the skeletons of algae. If we did not have these natural resources, what would we use for energy? That is why paleontology is so important. And if/when we run out of resources, will paleontology be able to help us again? Maybe they can find another natural resource that is abundant in our earth. What Training is Needed to Become A Paleontologist?Paleontology is one of the fields left in science in which you need no training to do.
Amateurs can and frequently do make important contributions. You need a keen mind, curiosity and imagination, and lots of patience. That is why I could never be a paleontologist. How Can I Find Fossils In My Area?If you want to find fossils in your area, all you have to do is start looking! Quarries, road cuts, and cliffs are good places to start, but remember if it is needed, get permission before doing so. And play it safe!