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Ichthyosaur skull, Lyme Regis Museum, UK

Some readers may recall a post I wrote about a book which I enjoyed reading while on vacation last spring at our favourite spot on the west coast of Vancouver Island. Yesterday, in my rounds of blog visits, I was excited to see Kris’s Archaeology Blog featuring a review of that same book: Remarkable Creatures.

She has included some interesting links to explore, of which I particularly enjoyed the BBC Audio slideshow: Jurassic woman.

Mary Anning’s fossil discoveries 200 years ago near Lyme Regis are being celebrated by the Royal Society, The Natural History Museum and the town’s museum. I hope you will enjoy the slides and links as much as I did. This all makes me want to reread the book and the next time we visit England, to visit Lyme Regis, home of this remarkable woman!

November 22, 2010 in Books, History by Marja-Leena