As any relic hunter will tell you, you can have all of the research and experience in the world, but sometimes there’s just no substitute for a little good ‘ol fashioned luck.
This little girl’s older sibling was playing in a soccer game in Bend, Oregon, so she wandered off to explore some local bush.
As she dug in the dirt, she found what she calls her “Moana rock” after the amulet in the Disney movie.
Last week, actual paleontologists confirmed that it’s an ancient fossil called an ammonite, an extinct marine invertebrate that last existed more than 65 million years ago.
That’s way better than the little piece of amber with a sea shell imprint I once found on the grounds of Columbus School
The full story is HERE.