Editorial....7th November, 2019

On holiday last week we stopped at Charmouth beach in Dorset.
One of the offspring is reading about Mary Anning (1799-1847), the famous English palaeontologist, fossil collector and dealer. 
Have you heard of her? It’s a fair guess that while most of you could name the stars (human and dinosaur, the latter mostly from the Cretaceous era) of Jurassic Park or the bloke off kids’ television who has a dinosaur show, the woman who rose from poverty to make important finds in the Jurassic marine fossil beds around Lyme Regis — contributing to important changes in scientific thinking about prehistoric life and the history of the Earth — is not so widely known.

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