Collecting Fossils in The Sims 4
Fossils can be found in Limestones you gather by digging up rocks. You can find these rocks in different worlds in The Sims 4. The chance of getting a Limestone is completely random as are the Fossils you are extracting.
When your Sim has reached level 5 Logic Skill you can collect samples of the fossils using the Microscope. This will give you a Microscope Print to hang on the wall and add to your Microscope Print Collection.
Your Sim can also ‘study fossils‘ to get them Focused. Start searching and collect all 15!
How to collect all Fossils
When you are digging up rocks there is a chance that you will find Limestones. Collect the Limestones so you can extract the Fossils from these stones. When extracting Limestones there is a chance that the Fossil will break, that will give you an Broken Fossil and is only worth §10.
You can also find them by ‘Exploring Space‘ with a Rocket Ship.
You can also unlock all the Fossils with the Buy Debug mode cheat (adds extra objects) found on the Cheat Code page. Make sure you put the Fossils in your inventory to complete the collection.
In prehistoric times rocks were shaped like sharp little triangles, which ancient hunters would use to catch food. Over time people began to plant, farm, and raise livestock. They had no more need for these rocks, and so the rocks evolved into the smooth blobs we see today.
An ancient caveman preserved animal footprints as a hobby, displaying them in a popular museum-cave for all the other cavepeople to cave-enjoy. What an amazing convenience it was for modern anthropologists to find these preserved footprints all in one place!
Trilobite means three lobes. It does not mean being bit at a strength three times a normal bite. If that were the case, arthropods would be terrifying!
Hilariously Tiny T-Rex Arms
T-rex arms were once considered good luck. People wore them on charm bracelets, key chains, and hung them from vehicle mirrors. Science has confirmed the arms bear no lucky properties, but it was still pretty lucky to find two!
Fossilized Sim Hand
This fossilized hand serves as a somber reminder that excessive and overzealous high-fiving can lead to tragedy.
Fossilized Sea Monster
Eons ago, in an era when things were way more awesome, a powerful wizard sailed the seas battling sea monsters. One such monster thought he finally had the drop on the wizard, only to find himself turned to stone and sinking to the ocean floor.
While this egg will never hatch, one can still wonder if there is a baby dinosaur hidden inside or if it is just the undeveloped yolk of a giant, pre-historic mega-chicken.
This claw's owner was a pack hunter, so her attack would come not from the front, but from the side -- from the other two raptors you didn't even know were there. Clever girl.
Fossilized Plant Imprint
Wax paper didn't exist a long time ago. When cavepeople found a leaf they liked, they instead encased it in clay, dried it out and then displayed it next to their mammoth-fur rugs.
This is a near-perfect preservation of Raptor Erraticus, which was known to fly in random, crazy patterns to distract predators. A downside to this particular defense was that the bird often flew into trees or rocks and was immediately killed.
Every scientist knows that prehistoric cows had rows of jagged teeth like a mako shark. No wonder, then, that their udders evolved to be very tough. That's why this specimen is almost perfectly preserved eons after these gentle giants roamed the world.
Perfectly Preserved Mustache
This fossil marks the passing of an ancient gentleman of true class. A gentleman who fell face-first Into some ancient mud.
This fossil has stumped experts from every conventional scientific discipline. No one knows what it really is.
Pre-Pre-Pre Sim Head
Australosimicus afarensis, or "Pre-Pre-Pre Sim", lived between 3.9 and 2.9 million years ago! Not that WHOLE time, of course, that's just a range of possible... Look, this is a rare find and it should be treasured!
Fossilized Alien Skull
This could be the evidence needed to confirm that there are other forms of life in the universe!! Or it could be papier mache -- science has no way of telling!
Complete Collection Reward: The Golden Trilobite
This gift from the Simsonian Museum Paleontology Department quietly congratulates you on your veritable fossil collection. It comes with a note saying that they aren’t the very least bit jealous. Most definitely not.