Exploring the Ancient World: Uncovering Sidewalk Fossils with Hunter,  Maggie

In a world where technology seems to be advancing faster than ever, one man is taking a step back in time. Steven Raucci, a New York City resident, is an avid hunter of sidewalk fossils.

Raucci, who has been hunting for fossils since he was a child, says he finds the activity calming and meditative. He believes that the fossils he finds are a reminder of the city’s past and that they are a connection to a time when things were simpler.

“When I find a fossil, I feel like I’m uncovering a piece of history,” Raucci said. “It’s like I’m finding a piece of the city’s past that’s been forgotten.”

Raucci says he searches for fossils in the cracks and crevices of the city’s sidewalks. He looks for fossils of plants, animals, and sea creatures, as well as rocks and minerals. He says he finds the most fossils near the waterfront and in parks.

Raucci has collected a variety of fossils over the years, including shells, shark teeth, and even a piece of a dinosaur bone. He says he plans to donate his collection to a local museum so that others can appreciate the beauty and history of the fossils he has found.

“I want to share the beauty of these fossils with the world,” Raucci said. “I want to show people that there is still beauty to be found in our city, even if it’s hidden in the cracks of the sidewalk.”