Paleontology - the science dealing with the life of past geological periods - is relevant as never before. Paleontologists study the evolutionary history of organisms and, together with geologists, the history of our entire planet. Only paleontology delivers the key to understanding the processes that control our climate and life on Earth.

The Paläontologische Gesellschaft promotes research and scientific exchange. In this capacity, we function as an intermediary between science and the public sphere and maintain international networks. Paleontology is a living science that can provide important contributions, especially given current climate discussions:

With over 1000 members, our society is one of the largest associations of scientists, collectors, students, patrons of science and culture, and persons with a common interest in this field. The Paläontologische Gesellschaft is internationally oriented. Our journal, the Paläontologische Zeitschrift, is our most important medium of publication and is of international interest.

Our corresponding members from around the world promote scientific exchange and international networking with other societies.

We are especially proud of our many student members, who have the opportunity to partake in scientific meetings, excursions and study groups early in their career to help gain experience in scientific communication.

Please join us in this fascinating world of prehistory. We would be glad to get in touch with you!


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Paläontologische Gesellschaft e.V.
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