Excavate fossils


Dig up prehistoric remains of animals and plants using specialised tools such as hand picks, brushes, and shovels.

Alternative labels

excavate fossil
extract fossils
unearth fossils
excavating fossils
dig up fossils

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Relationships with occupations

Essential skill

Excavate fossils is an essential skill of the following occupations:

Optional skill

Excavate fossils is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this skill may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Palaeontologist: Palaeontologists research and analyse forms of life that existed in ancient eras of the planet Earth. They strive to define the evolutionary path and the interaction with different geological areas of all kinds of once organisms and such plants, pollen and spores, invertebrate and vertebrate animals, humans, traces such as footprints, and ecology and climate.




  1. Excavate fossils – ESCO


Last updated on September 20, 2022