Meet the Tooth Detective: How Can You Tell Which Animal a Fossil Tooth Comes From?

June 17, 2022


If you found a fossil tooth, how would you find out what kind of animal it came from? In this video the BRLSI’s Collections Manager, Matt Williams, shows how a “decision tree” can solve the problem. A decision tree involves asking a series of “yes or no” questions until you have finally reached the only possible answer.

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