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Databases for fossils

There are many ways to catalogue your collection of fossils, see also the page with information about methods for coding and recording fossils. More and more people choose to work with a digital database. Below are a few examples of databases.

A simple grid in the database MS Access 2000

The same grid in MS Excel 2000

Extensive MS Access fossil database (ZIP file, 5 MB!) by Robert Mensink.

Knowledge of Access is required. see also Help file for explanation.

Besides these databases there are commercial software packages designed specifically for cataloging fossils. Some examples are:

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