UK Fossil Hunting Guide

UK Fossil hunting guide Fossils are the remains of creatures and plants that died long ago and became preserved as stone. Many fossils were formed underwater. As sea creatures and plants died in prehistoric seas, they drifted to the seabeds and became covered in sediments and sand. Over time, these sediments turned to stone. Some […]

Mary Anning: Dinosaur woman!

A illustrated picture of a woman by some cliffs surrounded by fossils

Mary Anning: Dinosaur woman! She sells seashells on the seashore. The shells she sells are seashells, I’m sure. So if she sells seashells on the seashore Then I’m sure she sells seashore shells. It’s said that the inspiration behind this fiendishly difficult tongue-twister was a young woman called Mary Anning.  Early years Mary was born […]

Dinosaur Fossil CSI

DINOSAUR DETECTIVES We can’t really clone dinosaurs, let alone create hybrids by combining the scariest bits of the nastiest beasts. Modern technology can, however, provide new and exciting insights into the prehistoric world. In fact, these days, paleontology is less pick and shovel and more hi-tech analysis. Deadly, huge or just downright weird? In the […]