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Mary Anning Honored by Lyme Regis (Jurassic Coast, Dorset, UK)

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How 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.

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DPS Ammonite

What a great role model Mary Anning is.

 

The Palaeontological Society has an award is her honor celebrating a non professional paleontologist that has made significant contributions to the science. 

https://www.palass.org/awards-grants/awards/mary-anning-award

 

Maybe TFF could also have an award in her honor too.

 

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Tidgy's Dad

About time. 

One of my heroes from childhood onward. :)

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FossilsAnonymous

"The Anning Award" would be kind of cool. 

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The Amateur Paleontologist

This is amazing!!! She greatly deserves that honour :yay-smiley-1: Such an incredible inspiration for many!!

-Christian

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Fossildude19
22 hours ago, DPS Ammonite said:

Maybe TFF could also have an award in her honor too.

 

John,  

We already have an award for collectors who donate fossils to scientific institutions. (Paleo-Partner Award) 

Not sure we need any other awards. :unsure: 

Don't get me wrong, ... it is proper and fitting that they are recognizing her after all of this time, but, we have no real connection to her, or Lyme Regis, and already have the Paleo-Partner Award. ;) 

 

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