Forgotten women in an extinct saurian (man's) world

  title={Forgotten women in an extinct saurian (man's) world},
  author={S. Turner and C. Burek and R. Moody},
Abstract Despite dinosaurs becoming significant ‘icons’ in our culture, few women have made major contributions to the study of fossil vertebrates, especially reptilian taxonomy, by specializing in the dinosaurs and related ‘saurians’. Most who were involved over the first 150 years were not professional palaeontologists but instead wives, daughters and pure (and usually unpaid) amateurs. Here we salute some 40 of them, showing how some kept alive childhood dreams and others fell into the… Expand
Far-flung female (and fossil bone hunting) Fellows: an autoethnographical approach
Abstract Geologists roam worldwide; no less for women who took up fellowship of the ‘Geol. Soc.’. Since 1919, women Fellows of the Geological Society have lived and worked across the globe conductingExpand
Scientists, collectors and illustrators: the roles of women in the Palaeontographical Society
Abstract Women have taken on a range of roles in scientific societies since the early twentieth century. The oldest society dedicated to palaeontology, the Palaeontographical Society, was establishedExpand
Fossil European Sea Turtles: A Historical Perspective
This chapter presents a historic perspective on the study of marine turtles from the Cretaceous-Tertiary strata of Europe from the Sixteenth Century to the Present Day. It details the historicExpand
Reclaiming the memory of pioneer female geologists 1800–1929
Abstract. Female earth scientists existed in the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century in a number exceeding what we generally imagine. In this paper I present information on 210 of themExpand
Introduction to the Special Issue commemorating the 30th anniversary of the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology, with a summary of the museum’s early history and its research contributions
Located just west of Drumheller, in southern Alberta, Canada, the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology (RTMP) is nestled among outcrops of the Upper Cretaceous Horseshoe Canyon Formation exposedExpand
Répteis que um dia dominaram os mares
This work provides information to teachers so as to support basic education about the main groups of marine reptiles of the Mesozoic, and discusses aspects concerning anatomy, lifestyle, evolution and the implications of their discovery for the history of science. Expand
Review of the non-tritylodontid synapsids from bone beds in the Rhaetic Sandstone, southern Germany
Since the nineteenth century, bone beds in the Rhaetic Sandstone (Rhätsandstein) exposed around Bebenhausen near Tübingen, Baden-Württemberg, have been a source of small vertebrate fossils. TheseExpand
Archibald Geikie: his influence on and support for the roles of female geologists
Abstract This chapter explores the interaction between Archibald Geikie and female geologists in their many different roles and within the social context of his life and time (1835–1924). The rolesExpand
Students Explore Fossil Creatures of the Cambrian Period Burgess Shale through Model-Making
This practical article features an arts-integrated science unit on fossils of the Burgess Shale for fourteen elementary/ middle school students at a weeklong summer day camp. The day camp had a themeExpand
The contribution of women to Welsh geological research and education up to 1920
Abstract The importance of Welsh geology to the development of the science of geology and the stratigraphic column is underestimated and indeed the contribution of women to this process is largelyExpand


Reverent and exemplary: ‘dinosaur man’ Friedrich von Huene (1875–1969)
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Women in Paleontology in the United States 1840-1960
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Invincible but mostly invisible: Australian women's contribution to geology and palaeontology
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Mary Anning (1799-1847) was one of the pioneers of the emerging science of geology - the first woman palaeontologist to make important discoveries. When she was just 12, she discovered the firstExpand
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The Pre-Modern History of the Post-Modern Dinosaur: Phases and Causes in Post-Darwinian Dinosaur Art
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Dragons of the Air: an Account of Extinct Flying Reptiles
EVER since the study of fossil remains was taken up in earnest, pterodactyles, or, as the author elects often to call them, ornithosaurs, have attracted the deepest attention on the part ofExpand
XXI.—Notice on the Megalosaurus or great Fossil Lizard of Stonesfield.
  • W. Buckland
  • Biology
  • Transactions of the Geological Society
  • 1824
Although the known parts of the skeleton are at present very limited, they are yet sufficient to determine the place of the animal in the zoological system and show the creature to have been oviparous, and to have belonged to the order of Saurians or Lizards. Expand
I was pleasantly surprised in reading Richard Hilton’s book. It reads well (save for a few minor errors) and is informative. Although Dinosaurs appears in the title, most of the first half is aboutExpand
Odontornithes; a Monograph of the Extinct Toothed Birds of North America
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