History of Ichnology: Early Ichnology Poems and Their Poets

  title={History of Ichnology: Early Ichnology Poems and Their Poets},
  author={S. George Pemberton},
  pages={264 - 270}
In the early nineteenth century, the discovery of trace fossils fired the imagination of the discoverers and inspired them to compose unique poems. John Joly of Ireland wrote a poem about the invertebrate trace fossil Oldhamia that had been discovered in rocks around Bray Head. In the United States, the Reverend Edward Hitchcock discovered what he felt were giant bird tracks that later turned out to be reptile tracks. The traces inspired Hitchcock, who published a poem “The Sandstone Bird” in… Expand
History of Ichnology: John Joly (1857–1933) on Oldhamia: Poetic and Scientific Observations
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