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Mary Anning, Fossil Finder and Paleontologist

Page history last edited by Robert W. Maloy 7 months ago

 

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Mary Anning (1799-1847)

 

She discovered her first fossil, an ichthyosaur, in 1811 when she was 12 years old

 

Perfect Spot: Statue of Fossil Hunter Mary Anning Nears Unveiling (January 2022)

 

  • A 13-year-old schoolgirl, Evie Swire, has led a four year effort to create the statue.
  • Evie started the online Mary Anning Rocks campaign to support the statue 

 

 
Plesiosaurus dolichodeirus skeleton found by Mary Anning, 1823
Plesiosaurus dolichodeirus skeleton found by Mary Anning, 1823

 


Biography Resources

Link also to Mary Anning from the Lyme Regis Museum

Mary Anning from BBC Primary History has interactive sections for exploring her life and discoveries


Mary Anning: Fossil Hunter from National Center for Science Education
Plesiosaurus macrocephalous found by Mary Anning

Plesiosaurus macrocephalous found by Mary Anning

 

Multimedia Resources
 


 

Mary Anning - Princess of Paleontology

  
  • A YouTube video about the life and accomplishments of Mary Anning, specifically her extensive work in discovering fossils
 

 

 

Mary Anning – Fossil Hunter

 

 

 





Welcome to the Wonderful World of Ichthyosaurs

Rulers of the Jurassic Seas, Scientific American
 

 

 

 


 

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