The Jurassic Coast is a fossil hunters’ paradise
Published on October 28th, 2009 | by Admin0
The coast is considered the birthplace of palaeontology, the science of fossils, which first attracted popular interest in the 19th century.
Around 140million years ago, this area of Britain was “dinosaur heaven” and more than 108 species and counting have been found along the stretch of coastline.
In 1814 Mary Anning, the noted fossil collector, was the first to bring a fossilised ichthyosaur -a marine reptile related to the modern lizard that she found at Lyme Regis -to the attention of scientists.