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Quill_and_ink.pngMary Anning (1799-1847)

Plesiosaurus dolichodeirus skeleton found by Mary Anning, 1823
Plesiosaurus dolichodeirus skeleton found by Mary Anning, 1823


See also Mary Anning from the Lyme Regis Museum

Mary Anning from BBC Primary History has interactive sections for exploring her life and discoveries


Mary Anning: Fossil Hunter from National Center for Science Education

She discovered her first fossil, an ichthyosaur, in 1811 when she was 12 years old


Plesiosaurus macrocephalous found by Mary Anning
Plesiosaurus macrocephalous found by Mary Anning

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Screen Shot 2016-02-27 at 11.29.04 AM.pngFinding Wonders: Three Girls Who Changed Science. Jeannine Atkins, Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2016

Mary Anning and the Sea Dragon, Jeannine Atkins, CreateSpace Independent Publishing, 2012

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Welcome to the Wonderful World of Ichthyosaurs

Rulers of the Jurassic Seas, Scientific American



Screen Shot 2016-10-29 at 11.53.04 AM.pngFor Historical Context, see AP World History Key Concept 5.1