What would be the best areas, on land, to house "surviving fossils" in a medieval world? Caves, mountains, caves in the mountains?
By living fossils I mean primarily surviving prehistoric animals, such as coelacanth, except on land.What do you mean by surviving fossils? Do you mean living flora and fauna that are considered ‘living fossils’ such as the ginkgo tree, or animals such as nautilus or coelacanth? Or do you mean preserved cave paintings?
Caves are pretty renowned for preserving ancient things, or crumbling sea cliffs, or very cold places.
That however depends on what had brought them to the brink of extinction.It would be highly dependent on the type of species. Their natural environment would be the most suitable place surely?
Thanks!Deep and dense forested areas would be my bet. But if you have a cave dwelling creature, you’d need to recreate that habitat, and ideally in an isolated spot. You’d also have to take altitude into consideration too if you’re planning on using mountainous areas.
So, the fossil part of this is confusing to me.
It sounds like you are asking where creatures that today are fossils, might have survived and still be living among us, but it could just mean, where is the best place to find their fossilized bones.
I think a good place might be in an impact crater. The crater making high walls outside and a valley in the middle. Large enough to have an eco system.