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"Fossil Discoveries: A Glimpse into Earth's Ancient Past" Dive deep into the mysteries of the ocean with a fossil tooth from the mighty megalodon

Background imageFossil Collection: Fossil Bird Archaeopteryx Cast - Original specimen in Berlin-Germany - Known as 'the first bird'

Fossil Bird Archaeopteryx Cast - Original specimen in Berlin-Germany - Known as "the first bird" with both
CAN-2452 Fossil Bird Archaeopteryx Cast - Original specimen in Berlin - Germany Known as "the first bird" with both dinosaurian

Background imageFossil Collection: Fossil ammonite- Desmoceras spp. -Upper Early Cretaceous - Albian Stage - Mahajanga Province

Fossil ammonite- Desmoceras spp. -Upper Early Cretaceous - Albian Stage - Mahajanga Province - Madagascar - Under UV
CAN-3851 Fossil ammonite Upper Early Cretaceous - Albian Stage - Mahajanga Province - Madagascar - Under UV light Desmoceras spp

Background imageFossil Collection: Archaeopteryx fossil, Berlin specimen C016 / 5071

Archaeopteryx fossil, Berlin specimen C016 / 5071
Archaeopteryx fossil, Berlin specimen. Cast of the Archaeopteryx specimen held at the Berlin Natural History Museum. This cast shows the spread-out wings and long, clawed fingers

Background imageFossil Collection: Map Darwins Beagle Voyage South America

Map Darwins Beagle Voyage South America
Map of the World with Voyage of the Beagle coloured in red. Appendix from " The Voyage of HMS Beagle" by Charles Darwin (Cover Title) New Edition 1890 John Murray Publishers

Background imageFossil Collection: Fossil tooth of megalodon or megatooth shark Oceanopolis Brest Brittany France

Fossil tooth of megalodon or megatooth shark Oceanopolis Brest Brittany France
MAB-908 Fossil tooth of megalodon or megatooth shark Oceanopolis Brest Brittany France Mark Boulton Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only

Background imageFossil Collection: Awful changes cartoon

Awful changes cartoon
Satirical lithograph cartoon by Henry T De la Beche c.1830, depicting Charles Lyell (centre) as Professor Ichthyosaurus

Background imageFossil Collection: Archaeopteryx, fossil bird, Jurassic

Archaeopteryx, fossil bird, Jurassic
PM-9858 Archaeopteryx, fossil bird Jurassic Archaeopteryx Pat Morris Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageFossil Collection: Fossils from the palaeozoic era

Fossils from the palaeozoic era
Life forms of the palaeozoic era (for identification of individual items, refer to the book page 13-14)

Background imageFossil Collection: Laetoli fossil footprints

Laetoli fossil footprints. Artwork showing the Laetoli footprints that were preserved in volcanic ash deposits around 3.5 million years ago. They were discovered in 1976 in Laetoli, Tanzania

Background imageFossil Collection: Coelacanth Fossil - Germany - Upper Jurassic - Coelacanths thought to be extinct since Cretaceous

Coelacanth Fossil - Germany - Upper Jurassic - Coelacanths thought to be extinct since Cretaceous period until
CAN-2449 Coelacanth Fossil - Germany Upper Jurassic Coelacanths thought to be extinct since Cretaceous period until Latimeria Chalumnae found in 1938 off coast of South Africa John Cancalosi Please

Background imageFossil Collection: Homo erectus (Sangiran 17), H. sapiens (?) H. neanderthalens

Homo erectus (Sangiran 17), H. sapiens (?) H. neanderthalens
L to R, cast of Homo erectus, (Sangiran 17), Sangiran, Java, 700, 000 years old; cast of recent Homo sapiens skull from South East Asia; cast of Neanderthal skull from La Ferrassie, France, 50

Background imageFossil Collection: 1862 British prehistoric marine reptiles

1862 British prehistoric marine reptiles
Lithograph with contemporary colouring, continental version of the wallchart produced by Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins for the Department of Science and Art 1862

Background imageFossil Collection: Retro Style Desert Scene with Old Gas Station and Saguaro Cactus

Retro Style Desert Scene with Old Gas Station and Saguaro Cactus on a sunny day

Background imageFossil Collection: 1720 Lyme Regis early map of coast

1720 Lyme Regis early map of coast
Copperplate engraving from 1720 Emanuel Bowen and John Owen in " Britannia Depicta". Lyme Regis early 18th century map showing the Jurassic coast focussing on Lyme Regis

Background imageFossil Collection: Engraving of a nautilus and an ammonite

Engraving of a nautilus and an ammonite. The nautilus is one of the species of marine cephalopods of the family Nautilidae

Background imageFossil Collection: The Jurassic Coast of Lyme Regis, Dorset

The Jurassic Coast of Lyme Regis, Dorset

Background imageFossil Collection: Ichthyosaurus acutirostris

Ichthyosaurus acutirostris
A fossil specimen of the extinct fish-like marine reptile Ichthyosaurus acutirostris from Germany. It lived during the Lower Jurassic period 205-180 million years ago

Background imageFossil Collection: 1838 Mantells Geological Strata Section

1838 Mantells Geological Strata Section
An idealised geological section drawn by Gideon Mantell to accompany his book " Wonders of Geology" 1838. It shows the nomenclature in use during the early part of the nineteenth century

Background imageFossil Collection: 1814 Mary Anning first ichthyosaur skull

1814 Mary Anning first ichthyosaur skull
Temnodontosaurus platydon. First scientific illustration of Mary Annings (and the world s) first ichthyosaur skull (actually found by her brother Joseph in 1811)

Background imageFossil Collection: Crinoid Fossil - 'Sea Lilies' Triassic period 240 m. y. a. Northern Germany

Crinoid Fossil - "Sea Lilies" Triassic period 240 m. y. a. Northern Germany
KEL-1499 Crinoid Fossil - "Sea Lilies" Triassic period 240 m.y.a. Northern Germany Ken Lucas Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only

Background imageFossil Collection: Extinct marine reptiles

Extinct marine reptiles
Sheet 1 of a series of posters called Extinct Animals by Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins c. 1862. This collection of marine reptiles lived during the Jurassic period between 200

Background imageFossil Collection: Ammonite 1

Ammonite 1
macro photo of a cross section of a fossil of an ammonite shell, showing fine details and intricate patterns due to calcification of the shell and its contents

Background imageFossil Collection: Asteroceras, fossil ammonite

Asteroceras, fossil ammonite
A 16 cm diameter specimen of the Jurassic ammonite Asteroceras from the Lower Jurassic of Dorset, England

Background imageFossil Collection: Awful changes cartoon

Awful changes cartoon
Satirical pen and ink cartoon by Henry T De la Beche c.1830, depicting Charles Lyell (centre) as Professor Ichthyosaurus

Background imageFossil Collection: 1836 Buckland geology cross-section

1836 Buckland geology cross-section
Detail from a large folding hand coloured copperplate engraving in William Bucklands contribution to the Bridgewater Treatises " Geology

Background imageFossil Collection: 1862 Dinosaurs and Pterosaurs

1862 Dinosaurs and Pterosaurs
Lithograph with later hand colouring combining two of Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins six wall posters " Waterhouse Hawkins Diagrams of the Extinct Animals" produced for the Department of

Background imageFossil Collection: Trilobite fossil

Trilobite fossil. Fossil of a trilobite (Aristoharpes sp.) from the Devonian period (around 370 million years ago), showing the species characteristic, spade-like shape

Background imageFossil Collection: The Ichthyosaur from the Universal Dictionary of Natural History, 1860

The Ichthyosaur from the Universal Dictionary of Natural History, 1860
GIA4751416 The Ichthyosaur from the Universal Dictionary of Natural History, 1860 by Unknown Artist, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageFossil Collection: Picture No. 10889717

Picture No. 10889717
Fossil: Ammonite (cross section) - Name: Perisphinctes - Jurassic Date:

Background imageFossil Collection: Mosquito in Dominican amber

Mosquito in Dominican amber
A mosquito in trapped and preserved in Dominican amber. Lower Miocene about 20 million years old. Image from Amber The Natural Time Capsule. Figure 90

Background imageFossil Collection: Archaeopteris hibernica, fossil plant

Archaeopteris hibernica, fossil plant
A fern-like plant, beautifully preserved in yellow sandstone from the Devonian, Kilkenny, Ireland. Specimen is 25 cms long

Background imageFossil Collection: Coprolite, fossil dung

Coprolite, fossil dung
A coprolite is a fossilized dropping, perhaps from a Dinosaur. Length 29cm

Background imageFossil Collection: Paranthropus boisei (Zinjanthropus) cranium (OH5)

Paranthropus boisei (Zinjanthropus) cranium (OH5)
Cast of the cranium of a young male of Paranthropus boisei discovered by Mary Leakey in 1959 at Olduvai Gorge. The specimen which is the Holotype of Zinjanthropus boisei (Leakey 1959)

Background imageFossil Collection: Liopleurodon vertebra

Liopleurodon vertebra
A fossil vertebra from the pliosaur, Liopleurodon. These were carnivorous marine reptiles that lived during the time of the dinosaurs. This specimen was discovered in Kimmeridge, Southern England

Background imageFossil Collection: Coelophysis fossil

Coelophysis fossil
Coelophysis was one of the earliest known dinosaurs which lived 225 to 220 million years ago during the Upper Triassic. It was a small bipedal carnivore up to 3 metres in length

Background imageFossil Collection: Ammonite

Ammonite fossil. Ammonites are extinct marine invertebrates. They first appeared in the Late Silurian to Early Devonian period (around 400 million years ago)

Background imageFossil Collection: 1812 Sloth skeleton by Cuvier

1812 Sloth skeleton by Cuvier
Skeleton of a three toad sloth, or Ai, copperplate engraving from Cuviers " Ossamens Fossiles" 1812. Cuvier saw that the key to understanding fossils was to relate their bones to animals

Background imageFossil Collection: 1800 Thomas Jefferson Portrait

1800 Thomas Jefferson Portrait
Thomas Jefferson, polymath, American Founding Father and President (b. 13 April 1743 - d. 4 July 1826). Engraving by W.Holl in " The Gallery of Portraits" 1837 with later colouring

Background imageFossil Collection: Fossil ammonite- Desmoceras spp. -Upper Early Cretaceous - Albian Stage - Mahajanga Province

Fossil ammonite- Desmoceras spp. -Upper Early Cretaceous - Albian Stage - Mahajanga Province - Madagascar
CAN-3850 Fossil ammonite Upper Early Cretaceous - Albian Stage - Mahajanga Province - Madagascar Desmoceras spp. John Cancalosi Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only

Background imageFossil Collection: Fossil Ammonite - Cleoniceras sp. - Cretaceous - Madagascar

Fossil Ammonite - Cleoniceras sp. - Cretaceous - Madagascar
CAN-3844 Fossil Ammonite Upper Early Cretaceous - Albian stage - Mahajanga province - Madagascar - cross-section Cleoniceras sp

Background imageFossil Collection: Fossil Centipede in Amber - Dominican Republlic - 15-40 million years old - oligocene

Fossil Centipede in Amber - Dominican Republlic - 15-40 million years old - oligocene
CAN-2447 Fossil Centipede in Amber - Dominican Republlic 15-40 million years old oligocene and miocene - amber is hardened tree resin which preserves organisms trapped inside - Dominican amber comes

Background imageFossil Collection: Footprints and skeleton of Lucy

Footprints and skeleton of Lucy (Australopithecus afarensis). The fossilised bones of the A. afarensis specimen known as Lucy are superimposed over footprints made by the same species. A

Background imageFossil Collection: 1894 Haeckel Pithecanthropus ape man crop

1894 Haeckel Pithecanthropus ape man crop
Pithecanthropus europeaus alalus (european speechless ape-man) by Gabriel Max, 1894, reproduced as Photogravure Plate 29 in Ernst Haeckel " Naturliche Schopfungs-Geschichte"

Background imageFossil Collection: Darwins Beagle Voyage Map South America

Darwins Beagle Voyage Map South America
Map of South America with Voyage of the Beagle coloured in red. Appendix from " The Voyage of HMS Beagle" (Cover Title) by Charles Darwin, New Edition 1890 John Murray publishers

Background imageFossil Collection: Mountain Avens among Fossil coral on Parker Ridge, Banff National Park, Rockies, Canada

Mountain Avens among Fossil coral on Parker Ridge, Banff National Park, Rockies, Canada
ROG-14054 Mountain Avens among Fossil coral on Parker Ridge, Banff National Park, Rockies, Canada Dryas octopetala Bob Gibbons Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only

Background imageFossil Collection: Petrified Wood close-up

Petrified Wood close-up

Background imageFossil Collection: Dinosaur Tracks - Footprints of a Theropod Dinosaur. Lower Jurassic. La Sal Mountains, Utah, USA

Dinosaur Tracks - Footprints of a Theropod Dinosaur. Lower Jurassic. La Sal Mountains, Utah, USA
FG-6065-C Dinosaur Tracks - Footprints of a Theropod Dinosaur. Lower Jurassic. La Sal Mountains, Utah, USA Theropods were carnivorous dinosaurs - such as Allosaurus or T rex; they left three-toed

Background imageFossil Collection: 1836 Gideon Mantell Mantel Piece sawrian

1836 Gideon Mantell Mantel Piece sawrian
" A Sawrian" From " The Anniversary of the Literary Fun 1836" by Thomas Hood, published by Baily and Co, Cornhill



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"Fossil Discoveries: A Glimpse into Earth's Ancient Past" Dive deep into the mysteries of the ocean with a fossil tooth from the mighty megalodon, an awe-inspiring predator that ruled the seas. Unveiling "the first bird, " Archaeopteryx, a remarkable creature bridging the gap between dinosaurs and birds, leaving scientists in awe of its evolutionary significance. Journey back to the Paleozoic era as we explore fossils that offer a glimpse into life on Earth millions of years ago. Witness the mesmerizing glow under UV light as we examine a fossil ammonite from Madagascar's Albian Stage, showcasing nature's hidden beauty. Step foot into Jurassic times with Archaeopteryx, an extraordinary fossil bird that continues to captivate researchers and enthusiasts alike. Reflect on how time has shaped our world through an intriguing cartoon depicting astonishing changes over millennia. Trace Darwin's historic voyage across South America through his meticulously mapped Beagle expedition, unraveling secrets of evolution along his path. Walk in ancient footsteps preserved in Laetoli's fossilized footprints, offering us insights into our early human ancestors' way of life. Rediscover hope for extinct species as we marvel at Coelacanth fossils found off South Africa's coast after being presumed extinct since the Cretaceous period. Marvel at Berlin specimen C016/5071 - an iconic Archaeopteryx fossil revealing intricate details about this enigmatic creature and its place in history. Explore humanity’s origins with Homo erectus (Sangiran 17), H. sapiens (?), H. neanderthalensis – unlocking clues to our ancestral past and diverse lineage. Travel back to 1862 Britain where prehistoric marine reptiles come alive through fascinating British discoveries – unveiling ancient sea creatures like never before.