Hello and welcome to the world of Paleontology, Biomimicry and Research!

The project consists of a physical zine with quests and QR codes to various cool places on the internet. You can get your copy by clicking here, simply print it out and fold as instructed here.

Let’s get started!

Please choose your Fossil Set: (1 easy - 2, 3 medium - 4 hard)

When you’re done, you can see the results here:

If you dont feel like Fossil Game Palaeontologist yet,
this might help. 

What is Palaeontology?

Palaeontology is the study of ancient life, from dinosaurs to prehistoric plants, mammals, fish, insects, fungi, and even microbes. Fossil evidence reveals how organisms changed over time and what our planet was like long ago.

American Museum of Natural History (

What is Biomimicry?

Biomimicry is the bridge between biology and design, advancing the adoption of nature-inspired strategies to help solve the most pressing problems of our time.

Biomimicry Institute (

Where they meet together?

When we think somewhere between this two paths, paleonologists analise structure and life activity of acient organizims, however that also mean that in fact they can use biomimicry in everyday research. By asking questions about the adaptation of the object, what role did it play in the wolrd of nature.

Below you can find some interesting links do start your very own research, just before we start the game: 

Making fossils move to build better robots (PennToday)
- What drones can learn from ancient flying reptiles? (

What about the research?

As Cambridge Dictionary says, research is a detailed study of a subject, especially in order to discover (new) information or reach a (new) understanding. That indicates some very ambitious plans, but it is not always about these vast discoveries. In my research experience, the most fantastic thing about it is that you learn about new things! You get to understand better topics that you may already know and contextualise things that may not seem to connect at all. Research can shift the way you think about anything! That is why I'd recommend having fun with it. That will make the process more enjoyable.

My tips:
- Keep track of your research - save links, take pictures, make small notes, whatever works for you!
- Don't think that research is strictly academic! Look at a more everyday level, look around you, read magazines, watch some TV shows, go outside, see the museums!

I think we are ready to start! Get your zine gready and choose you fossil set at the top of the page. 

Fossil Game is a part of Forced Connection Project for MA Art and Science at CSM