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Title: Kimberly Cross

Mary Anning
  • By
  • Kimberly Cross

Greatest fossilist
  • Mary Anning has been described as the greatest
    fossilist the world has ever known. She was born
    in 1799. Her parents were Richard and Mary Anning
    of Lyme Regis.
  • Lyme Regis is situated on the southern
  • shores of Great Britain, and its
  • cliffs were and still are rich in
  • spectacular fossils from the seas
  • of the Jurassic period.

  • Richard and Mary had ten children but only two,
    namely Mary and Joseph, survived. Besides being a
    cabinetmaker their father was also an occasional
    fossil collector. Unfortunately Richard died
  • in 1810 leaving his family
  • in debt and without some-
  • one to provide for the
  • family.

  • He did, however, pass on his
  • fossil hunting skills to his wife
  • and children.
  • The Anning family lived in poverty selling
    fossils from Lyme Regis until the early
    1820s,when a professional collector came to know
    the family and decided to help them. He auctioned
    all of his fine fossil collection and donated the
    proceeds to the Anning family.

  • By the middle 1820s Mary began taking charge of
    the family fossil business. Marys skill and
    dedication produced many remarkable finds. She
    made many great discoveries, many of which ended
    up in museums and personal collections. Her
    discoveries were important in reconstructing the
    worlds past and the history of its life.
  • Mary Anning did not have a long life
  • and she passed away in 1847.

  • Thank you for watching ? !!!!
  • Kim