To become a paleontologist you will need a Ph.d in paleontology. Becoming a Paleontologist requires a strong education background in natural science with a combined focus in geology and biology. Having a major in these areas is ideal, although having a major in one of these areas is minor .

Before an excavation starts make sure you have enough supplies for the dig. Your going to need a first aid kit , clock , flashlight , extra batteries , work hat , sunglasses , sunscreen , reading material , note taking quide , Shovle , and a pick axe. You will also need a lot of water and food.