Jump to content

Amateur fossil hunters get record haul of Jurassic starfish and crinoids in Cotswolds, United Kingdom


Oxytropidoceras

Recommended Posts

Oxytropidoceras

Largest find of Jurassic starfish and relatives ever discovered in the

UK excavated by Natural History Museum British Natural History Museum

 

Part-time adventurers’: amateur fossil hunters get record haul in Cotswolds

More than 1,000 scientifically significant specimens taken from former 

quarry after discovery. Miranda Bryant, The Guardian, July 20, 2021

 

Yours,

 

Paul H.

Edited by Oxytropidoceras
added URL
  • I found this Informative 6
  • Enjoyed 9
  • Thank You 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Oxytropidoceras changed the title to Amateur fossil hunters get record haul of Jurassic starfish and crinoids in Cotswolds, United Kingdom
FranzBernhard

:default_clap2::default_faint::default_clap2:

Thanks for sharing!
Franz Bernhard

Link to post
Share on other sites
Tidgy's Dad
Ludwigia

Thanks Adam! VERY interesting!!!!!

  • I Agree 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
DPS Ammonite

She found the first fossil slab and showed it to her Phd geologist husband who has published papers in paleontology. She deserves most of the credit. He was called an amateur paleontologist: ouch!

 

https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/staff/profiles/gees/hollingworth-neville.aspx

Edited by DPS Ammonite
  • I found this Informative 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

They still did it on their own as a hobby, so why not amateur?:D Amateurs are exactly those who do not receive payment for what they do. A very good example of how amateurs actually help science not just stealing fossils how some scientists still tend to think

Edited by RuMert
  • I Agree 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
Bobby Rico

Cheers Adam very interesting 

  • I Agree 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
FranzBernhard
9 hours ago, DPS Ammonite said:

She found the first fossil slab and showed it to her Phd geologist husband who has published papers in paleontology. She deserves most of the credit. He was called an amateur paleontologist:

 

6 hours ago, RuMert said:

They still did it on their own as a hobby, so why not amateur?:D Amateurs are exactly those who do not receive payment for what they do. A very good example of how amateurs actually help science not just stealing fossils how some scientists still tend to think

Seems to be the best combination of several worlds:

- a professional geologist / paleontologist, but also interested in fossil hunting (aka field work).

- married to a women with a deep interest in fossils and fossil hunting.

- both doing this on their own expense, that means, they are doing the really important things ;).

 

They should be strictly considered and featured as couple (= teamwork).

As far as I understood from the very first link posted (can not watch the videos), they get bored during lockdown, he (only he?) spend some time on the PC searching for new fossils site. Found a promising spot. She found/took the first sample, not looking like very much. He prepped it and called her over to look what he as uncovered. The rest is history, as they say ;).

 

It is strictly Teamwork, and should always be considered as such!

Franz Bernhard

  • I Agree 2
Link to post
Share on other sites
Mainefossils

Thanks for the info! Those are some beautiful echinoids. 

  • Thank You 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...