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Oxytropidoceras posted a topic in Fossil NewsHow a poor Victorian woman became a legendary fossil hunter Mary Anning was renowned as a ‘geological lioness’, with her discoveries including the first complete plesiosaur fossil. Now, centuries later, her town of Lyme Regis is putting up a long overdue statue of her, The Independent, November 2018 https://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/mary-anning-fossils-palaeontology-lyme-regis-women-geology-statue-victorian-era-a8617936.html Yours, Paul H.
FossilsAnonymous posted a topic in Fossil LiteratureHello all, has anyone ever read this book? If not, you should try it. It describes the life and times of Mary Anning, the dirt-poor female fossil hunter from Lyme Regis, as she struggles to make her way when Geology was in its infancy and wealthy men were its only disciples. https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/fossil-hunter-shelley-emling/1101905135?ean=9780230103429&st=PLA&sid=BNB_DRS_New+Core+Shopping+Books_00000000&2sid=Google_&sourceId=PLGoP211455&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIncKMvIiX3AIVz4uzCh0GMwrOEAQYASABEgK83PD_BwE
Soooo under the pretence of a holiday in the South West of England I took Dr B and little Violet to Lyme Regis and we, er, stumbled across Lyme Regis Museum which unbeknown to me had some paleontological specimens inside something to do with a certain Mary Anning I believe. Fortunately the museum has other things that Dr B was interested in (actually we all were), as a teacher of creative writing and a novelist, so my bacon was saved when it became apparent that John Fowles was curator there for two years and Jane Austin visited Lyme regularly. The museum is really kid friendly an there are questionnaires for children of all ages to do with a small prize of a polished piece of semi precious stone. Lots of images to follow Pencil in hand Violet is ready to start her questionnaire.