Remarkable Women: Amazing Creatures
As long as humans have walked the earth they have encountered the fossils of extinct creatures and plants.
Palaeontology, the study of fossils, began with Mary Anning. Working and living on the Jurassic Coast of Devon, her discoveries have changed our understanding of the past as well as our future. Known as the first palaeontologist it was thanks to her research that Darwin developed his theory of evolution and science acknowledged the role of extinction in the study of the past.
In this home-based pop up led by Merle we will explore how she and fellow palaeontologists Dorothea Bate and Dorothy Garrod overcame the gender, class and educational prejudices they encountered. How, barred from male-only scientific institutes, their intellect and determination has left enduring legacies.
Only now do we understand how our ancestors' interpretation of fossils resulted in the amazing creatures of mythology – from Griffins to Cyclops.
Join us on our journey from the Jurassic Coast to the ancient Mediterranean and the caves of the Carmel Mountains.
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Page last updated 6.9.19