I am not usually the kind of person who buys a calendar to hang on my wall, but I may have to make an exception this year.

Berkeley’s Museum of Paleontology has produced a 2011 calendar with absolutely stunning photos. The pictures are of fossils dating back thousands of years. The calendar was created as part of the first annual National Fossil Day, which took place on October 13.

You can look at more pictures or buy the calendar on the museum’s website.

Frances Dinkelspiel, Berkeleyside and CItyside co-founder, is a journalist and author. Her first book, Towers of Gold: How One Jewish Immigrant Named Isaias Hellman Created California, published in November...