Pida palu fosilá

Natasha has a keen eye for interesting objects.

“This is a piece of wood that has become hard as stone. If you beat it with a stone, it even sounds like one. However, if you look closely, you can clearly tell it has annual growth rings. Also it doesn’t flake and it doesn’t break if you beat it. That is how I ascertained that it really is a piece of wood. I found this object on the shoreline during one of my research field trips. Its odd shape caught my attention.”

The study of this piece of wood may help us better understand how the past inhabitants of Curaçao interacted with their surrounding environment.

“You can clearly tell it has annual growth rings.”