Snakestones and Crocodile Teeth
Adam Sharp

In 1810, impoverished Mary Anning (11) and her brother Joseph (15), still grieving over the death of their father, discover a fossilized skeleton that not only gives life to the concept of extinction but contributes to the birth of modern-day paleontology.

Image: Henry de la Beche, Duria Antiquior (A More Ancient Dorset), 1830

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Written by Adam Sharp