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 timelinescience - discovering dinosaurs (Anning) - resources
Mary realised from her discussions with these geologists that they thought there might be another type of sea lizard in the rocks, and she worked hard to find it.
Mary Anning eventually became known as 'the most eminent woman fossilist' and although some found her proud and full of her own opinions, locally she was regarded as very kind and supportive of any who were worse off than she had become.
This window is sacred to the memory of Mary Anning of this parish in commemoration of her usefulness in furthering the science of geology, as also of her benevolence of heart and integrity of life.
www.timelinescience.org /resource/students/dinos/anning.htm   (825 words)

  
 Mary Anning
Mary Anning was born May 21, 1799 to Richard and Mary Anning of Lyme Regis, two years after her brother Joseph.
Mary Anning appears to have had an abrasive nature though, taking likes and dislikes to people: in 1832 she was described as “a prim, pedantic, vinegar-looking, thin female, shrewd and rather satirical in her conversation”.
Mary's mother died in 1842 and for the first time in her life she was living alone.
www.thedorsetpage.com /people/Mary_Anning.htm   (1715 words)

  
 ANNING, MARY - LoveToKnow Article on ANNING, MARY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Li ANNING, MARY (17991847), English fossil-collector, the.ughter of Richard Anning, a cabinet-maker, was born at Lyme 1 ~gis in May 1799.
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24.1911encyclopedia.org /A/AN/ANNING_MARY.htm   (1414 words)

  
 Mary Anning (1799-1847)
Despite the fact that Mary Anning's life has been made the subject of several books and articles, comparatively little is known about her life, and many people are unaware of her contributions to paleontology in its early days as a scientific discipline.
Mary Anning was born in 1799 to Richard and Mary Anning of Lyme Regis, situated on the southern shores of Great Britain.
As time passed, Mary Anning and her family were forgotten by the scientific community and most historians, due to the lack of appropriate documentation of her special skills.
www.ucmp.berkeley.edu /history/anning.html   (913 words)

  
 Rocky Road: Mary Anning
When Mary Anning was just a year old, a traveling circus passed through the village where she lived, and everyone flocked outdoors to see it.
Anning eventually converted to the Church of England — a practical decision since many of her customers were Anglican, but the move was probably motivated by genuine faith, too.
Anning had the good fortune to live where fossils eroded out of the shoreline, and she had the intelligence to recognize their significance.
www.strangescience.net /anning.htm   (845 words)

  
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Mary Anning was a humble-born woman and a founder of the science of palaeontology.
And here is "Mary Anning" (variously named in local papers afterwards as Miriam Cooper, Miriam Copper, or Lizzie Hobley) in the museum, talking in bright Dorset dialect about fossils to children from a school in Charmouth, who then went on a treasure hunt around the display cases.
Mary found the rest of the creature next year; only thirteen, she supervised the digging, and the great relic was sold and displayed in London.
www.universalworkshop.com /lymaze/Pages/Anning.htm   (844 words)

  
 Fossils and Mary Anning
Mary Anning to the King of Saxony's physician, 1844.
Mary Anning was in exactly the right place to become a pioneer geologist and to earn a living from geology.
Mary's major discoveries were sold to museums and collectors, but the trade in cheaper fossils was largely to ordinary visitors.
www.lymeregismuseum.co.uk /fossils.htm   (296 words)

  
 BBC - h2g2 - Mary Anning and the Fossils of Lyme Regis, Dorset, UK - A665264
Mary Anning, like her neighbours, collected fossils on the beach to earn a penny or two for her family's sustenance.
And, despite her humble origins, Mary Anning went on to become a pioneer, as the cottage industry of fossil hunting evolved into the new science of palaeontology.
The demise of the first Mary had been a grievous blow to the family; the poor mite had been trying to warm herself by an open fire, when her clothing caught alight and she was burned to death.
www.bbc.co.uk /dna/h2g2/classic/A665264   (1717 words)

  
 Mary Anning - Fossil woman at JurassicFossils.co.uk   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
An Icon for both the science of geology and for feminism, Mary Anning was a very weak child until a flash of lightening struck an elm tree under which she was sitting with her nurse, Elizabeth Haskings and two other teenage girls.
Before she was ten years old, Mary took an active interest in her father's searches for fossils along the coast of Lyme Regis and Charmouth, selling them to passengers of the coaches, which stopped outside The Pilot Boat Inn.
In the parish church of St. Michael the Archangel, Mary and her brother Joseph are buried in a grave in the churchyard.
www.lymeregis.net /jf/pages/maryanning.html   (470 words)

  
 Mary Anning   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
In 1799, Mary Anning was born in Lyme Regis, Dorset County, England.
Mary went on to find several other Ichthyosaur specimens, and eventually became quite famous among the scientific community for her ability to find fossils, and her extensive self-taught knowledge about extinct animals.
Mary Anning's working class background meant that she was not able to gain a formal education in class-concious Victorian England.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/4003/21447   (464 words)

  
 No. 863: Mary Anning
Mary's father was a cabinetmaker in Lyme Regis on the south Coast of England.
So an uneducated little girl, with a quick mind and an accurate eye, played a key role in setting the course of the 19th-century geologic revolution.
After Mary Anning's death, the story was spread that her brother and not she had found the original ichthyosaurus skull.
www.uh.edu /engines/epi863.htm   (702 words)

  
 Sheila Cole - The Dragon In the Cliff: A Novel Based on the Life of Mary Anning
What Mary Anning had found in the Dorset cliffs that day in 1811 when she was only thirteen years old was the first complete ichthyosaur skeleton.
Mary Anning was a real person but little is known about the girl who made this remarkable discovery.
A portrait of a Mary Anning, who in 1811, when she was only 13 years old, discovered the first complete fossil of an ichthyosaur.
www.sheilarotenbergcole.com /work3.htm   (442 words)

  
 Anning more information
The painting shows Mary Anning with her faithful dog 'Tray' standing on the foreshore of her home town Lyme Regis, Dorset, with the famous outcrop 'Golden Cap' in the background.
Mary Anning was born on 21 May 1799 in the coastal town of Lyme Regis where she was to live all of her life.
Mary Anning died in 1847 and was buried in the churchyard of the local parish church.
www.nhm.ac.uk /nature-online/online-ex/art-themes/caught_in_oils/more/anning_more_info.htm   (592 words)

  
 Mary Anning - Paleontology and Geology Glossary
Mary Anning (1799-1847) was a British fossil hunter who began finding fossils as a child, and soon supported herself and her very poor family by finding and selling fossils.
Mary lived on the southern coast of England, in Lyme Regis, whose famous cliffs by the sea contain incredible fossil layers that date from the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods (the time of the dinosaurs, other bizarre reptiles, large insects, sea creatures, early mammals, etc.).
Mary Anning found and prepared the first fossilized plesiosaur and the first Ichthyosaurus (but not the first ichthyosaur).
www.enchantedlearning.com /subjects/dinosaurs/glossary/Anning.shtml   (242 words)

  
 Paleontologists - AllAboutDinosaurs.com
Mary Anning (1799-1847) was an early British fossil hunter who began finding fossils as a child, and supported herself and her family by finding and selling fossils.
The first dinosaur used for adult amusement was a life-size model of an Iguanodon (made of concrete by Hawkins) that was used to house a dinner party for scientists (including Richard Owen, who coined the term dinosaur) at a major exhibition in London, England, in 1854.
Kirkland is an adjunct Professor of Geology at Mesa State College, Grand Junction, Colorado, a research Associate of the Denver Museum of Natural History, and a Utah State Paleontologist with the Utah Geologic Survey.
www.enchantedlearning.com /subjects/dinosaurs/glossary/Paleontologists.shtml   (5238 words)

  
 Mary Anning of Lyme Regis: Great Women of Science and Mathematics:www.mybiologypage.com
In books and websites,   I see it written that  Mary Anning was a "woman in a man's world".  She also had the "bad taste" to be "a woman of low birth".  Yet, she made quite a mark for herself. 
She was an excellent fossil hunter, an expert  in her field, and she worked for money.
Crispin Tickell, Mary Anning of Lyme Regis,published by Lyme regis Philpot Museum.
www.geocities.com /CapeCanaveral/Lab/1378/ws/manning.html   (151 words)

  
 Rocky Road: Women in Paleontology
With an exceptional eye for fossils, she unearthed a number of spectacular finds from sediments that were deposited during the Jurassic Period.
A commercial collector, Anning was not considered a scientist, although many scientists of the time admired her work.
Mary Nicol married Louis Leakey in the 1930s and spent much of the rest of her life digging fossils in the African bush.
www.strangescience.net /women.htm   (483 words)

  
 Dorset For You-1. Lyme Regis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Mary Anning (1799-1847) lived all her life in Lyme Regis and has been described as 'the greatest fossilist who ever lived'.
Her father died when she was just 11 years of age, and Mary took on the family business, becoming the most skilled of collectors with an impressive knowledge of anatomy.
Mary Anning, with her family, is responsible for a catalogue of exceptional fossil discoveries.
www.jurassiccoast.com /index.jsp?articleid=159878&articleaction=1018   (332 words)

  
 Mary Anning, Finder of Fossils
Only her personal qualities and her long experience brought her any recognition at all, since she was a woman, of a lower social class, and from a provincial area at a time when upper-class London men, gentlemanly scholars, received the bulk of the credit for geological discoveries.
Anning learned to collect fossils from her father, Richard, a cabinet maker by trade and a fossil collector by avocation.
Most of Anning's fossils were sold to institutions and private collectors, but museums tended to credit only people who donated the fossils to the institution.
www.sdsc.edu /ScienceWomen/anning.html   (583 words)

  
 Mary Anning Biographies for Children, 1991-2001   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Day presents only those events surrounding Anning's first ichthyosaur, and in her tale, disregards the most commonly held theories of who found the fossil: Mary alone, or Mary and her brother, Joseph.
Anning lived in a men's world, and only her keen intellect and steely determination allowed her the success that she had.
Day's characterization of Anning presents a far different girl, one who waits eagerly for the men around her to do her thinking and make her discoveries for her.
library.uwsuper.edu /guides/childlit/maryanning/books/day.html   (127 words)

  
 Anning Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Mary Anning was born in 1799 in Lyme Regis, Dorset, and gained an interest in fossil collecting from her father, Richard.
By the mid 1820s she was an established collector and took over the family fossil business.
She is renowned for the fossil dinosaur remains that she found, and is generally credited with the discovery of Ichthyosaurus, which is neither a dinosaur, nor is strictly true.
www.dinohunters.com /Hunters/Anning/Anning.htm   (210 words)

  
 The Three Mary Annings   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Their second child was named Mary, after her mother; she, poor soul, was the shortest-lived of the three Marys, born around 1794 and perishing in a house-fire at Lyme Regis in 1798.
Richard Anning died in November 1810, at the age of 44; he was suffering from consumption (i.e.
However, it was brother Joseph, not Mary, who first discovered the fossil bones on the foreshore below Black Ven, close to Lyme Regis, in 1811; Mary's contribution was that she discovered the rest of the skeleton almost a year later, in 1812.
www.science.uwaterloo.ca /earth/waton/s008.html   (1059 words)

  
 The Kids Hall of Fame
Mary's father, a carpenter, taught his children how to use a hammer and chisel to delicately carve out embedded fossils.
Mary spent over one year searching for the skeleton of the mysterious "sea dragon" as it was called.
After Mary discovered the ichthyosaurus, she devoted the rest of her life to hunting and studying fossils.
thekidshalloffame.com /CustomPage13.html   (1110 words)

  
 Nonfiction can spark imagination
Born in England in 1799, Mary Anning was a bright and curious girl.
Mary listened carefully to what the Philpot sisters shared with her and borrowed books from them to increase her knowledge.
Annie told Mary that the tooth belonged to a great sea monster, and she believed the rest of the creature was still hidden in the cliffs.
www.recordonline.com /archive/2005/11/20/books20.htm   (733 words)

  
 Mary Anning's First Major Find: The Controversy
The two most common answers are: 1) Mary's brother found the skull and Mary found the body, and 2) Mary found it all on her own.
Mary's first major fossil find is controversial, yet it is this moment in her life that the children's biographies choose to highlight.
Young readers who first learn about Mary and know her to be famous because of this first major find will be confused when they encounter other books that seem to dispute this fact.
library.uwsuper.edu /guides/childlit/maryanning/controversy.html   (544 words)

  
 Anglican Journal -- Pioneering paleontologist recognized   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Anning had found a nearly complete plesiosaurus, he was so excited he barely finished his Sunday sermon.
Anning's piety, wrote in 1833 that after several close calls, "The word of God is becoming precious to her after her late accident, being nearly crushed to death.
Anning's Fourth Notebook, probably kept during the 1840s, offers a peek into the faith which sustained her in hard times, such as Bishop Wilson's Prayer for a Sick Person.
www.anglicanjournal.com /124/07/oped06.html   (878 words)

  
 Amazon.ca: Mary Anning and the Sea Dragon: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
And Mary isn't about to let the townspeople's gossip and criticism of her hammer, chisel and sturdy top hat (worn for protection from falling rocks) stop her.
With the loving support of her mother, and the admonition of her deceased father to perservere in her quest for "curiosities", Mary Anning went on to discover ancient fossils which earned her the friendship and respect of many well-known scientists of the early 1800s.
The story of Mary Anning is certainly not well known, at least in the US and outside of the field of paleantology.
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/ASIN/0374348405   (713 words)

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