This is Cherub's princess box:
And this is what is inside:
And so on ... fossilised shark's teeth, a couple of ammonites and assorted other small fossils.
Cherub, inspired by an episode of Charlie and Lola, decided she liked fossils. I gave her a couple in the autumn and then added a small box of cheap fossils I bought on eBay to her Christmas stocking. It didn't have a list of contents, so we have been trying to identify them as best we can (my knowledge of fossils is close to zero!).
We think we have a belemnite:
A bit of dinosaur eggshell:
And amber with an ant(?) and other debris inside:
Some were more of an identification challenge, and I'm not sure whether I have them right or not. This, I think, may be a toadstone (a fossilised fish tooth):
This one puzzles me. It may be a trilobite or crinoid fragment?
And this one. Fossilised bone, perhaps?
Any help with identifiction gratefully received!
Cherub has quite a good grasp of what fossils are, but her concept of time is still a little vague, as demonstrated by this conversation.
Star: How old are fossils?
Cherub: Very, very, very, very, very old.
Star: Older than Grandma?
Cherub (confidently): Oh, yes! .... (then more hesitantly) They are, aren't they?