Palaeontology - the science of the living beings of primeval times - is more topical than ever before. Palaeontologists are researching the evolutionary history of organisms and, together with geologists, the history of the whole planet Earth. Only palaeontology provides the key to understanding the processes that control and influence the climate and life on Earth.
The Paläontologische Gesellschaft promotes research and scientific exchange. We also act as mediators between science and the public and maintain international networks. Palaeontology is a living science that can make important contributions, especially against the background of current climate discussions.
With over 1000 members, the Paläontologische Gesellschaft is one of the largest associations of scientists, collectors, students, interested laymen, promoters of science and culture and friends of the subject. The Paläontologische Gesellschaft is internationally oriented. A specialized journal, the "Paläontologische Zeitschrift", is the most important publication organ of the Society and the contributions are internationally recognized.
Our corresponding members from around the world promote scientific exchange and maintain international networks with other societies.
We are particularly proud of our high proportion of students, who are given early opportunities to build up networks and gain experience in scientific exchange through conferences, excursions and working groups.
Step into a fascinating world before our time. We look forward to hearing from you, your questions and suggestions.
The Archaeopteryx is one of the most famous fossils in the world, and from the beginning the great importance of these fossils for evolutionary research was recognized. (...)