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Regency Celebrity: Rev William Buckland, Palaeonthologist and Author of First Full Account of a Fossil Dinosaur

Yesterday, we learned something of the Red Lady of Pavilian. Today, I thought we should have a look at the Red Lady’s discoverer. The Very Rev. Dr William Buckland DD FRS (12 March 1784 – 14 August 1856) was an … Continue reading

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During the Reign of George IV: The Red Lady of Paviland 1823, The World’s First Human Fossil Found

The Red Lady of Paviland is a fairly complete Upper Paleolithic-era human male skeleton dyed in red ochre. Discovered in 1823 it is the first human fossil to have been found anywhere in the world, and at 33,000 years old … Continue reading

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