Fossils and Archeology is a mod that brings a whole bunch of new features to Minecraft, the main feature being dinosaurs! Yep, you can now dig and find various fossils from extinct dinosaurs, extract their DNA, and then revive those very extinct Dinosaurs!
After reviving them, you can even try to tame them to make your pets, but be careful, some dinosaurs pack quite a bite. The larger ones can even be ridden after being tamed!
While archeology is also in the name of the mod, it’s not a huge part of it yet. The main focus is in the fossils, the extracting of DNA, and in the revival of them. Still, the mod includes a whole heap of new items, blocks, trees, and a huge amount of various bones.
The mod also requires Minecraft Forge, so be sure to grab that as well.
Some of the new materials can be used to create armor or weapons, so if you have always wanted to create a whole set of bone armor, here’s you’re opportunity.Some facts about the various new mobs
- The creatures that are rideable are these: Triceratops, Tyrannosaurus, Pterosaur (not complete), Plesiosaur, Brachiosaurus, Ankylosaurus, Gallimimus, Allosaurus, Quagga, Elasmotherium, and the Mammoth. It is planned to implement this feature for the Kelenken in the future as well.
- If they are hungry, dinosaurs will ignore the “stay” command.
- Should a dinosaurs die of starvation, you will receive a notification.
- Specific Dino Meats exists for most prehistoric animals, this can be Analyzed for DNA.
- If your reptiles become hungry you will receive a message.
- If you are standing 6 blocks within the egg of a plant-eating reptile when it hatches, it will automatically be tamed.
- Some meat-eating reptiles are automatically tamed if you are standing 2 blocks within the egg when it hatches.
- Some reptiles cannot be tamed, there are: Spinosaurus, Mosasaurus, and Liopleurodon.
- The Triceratops is temporarily unable to perform the command rush. (LShift)
The new blocks can be crafted or appear naturally in the world, while some are only available through creative mode.Facts about the blocks of this mod
The naturally occurring blocks are:
- Ancient Wood
- Ancient Wooden Stair
- Ancient Wood Pillar
- Ancient Stone
- Amber Ore
- Iced Stone
- Palaeoraphe Leaves
- Palaeoraphe Log
- Volcanic Rock
- Volcanic Ash
Blocks that can be mined as drops from certain blocks:
- Palaeoraphe Sapling
- Ancient Stone Brick
- Ancient Stone Stairs
- Ancient Stone Slabs
- Ancient Glass
- Ancient Wood Slab
- Ancient Wooden Plate
- Archaeology Workbench
- Culture Vat
- Palaeoraphe Planks
- Palaeoraphe Stairs
- Palaeoraphe Slab
- Skull lantern
- Volcanic Brick
- Volcanic Stair
- Volcanic Slab
If you want more info about this mod, or want to know how to craft certain items (as you don’t get much info in-game), check out the mods wiki.
Fossils and Archeology is a big well crafted mod that offers plenty of new stuff to do, use, see or craft, and it promises to deliver much more in the future, so don’t miss out if you’re a fan of dinosaurs and reptiles (and who isn’t?)!
How to install the Fossils and Archeology Mod for Minecraft:
- Download the mod.
- If you don’t have Forge, then download and install Minecraft Forge.
- Open your Minecraft folder (in Windows: Start -> Run -> “%appdata%\.minecraft”).
- Copy the mod .jar, file(s) you downloaded to the “mods” folder found inside the .minecraft folder.
- All done, Fossils and Archeology should now be installed and ready, have fun and take care, dinosaurs can be deadly!
Here is a video showing off the mod, check it out to see it in action, and to get a better look at its many features: