Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Lyme Regis

Lyme Regis is notorious for the fossils that are found there. The rocks here are of the Jurassic era, making them in the region of 140 - 200 million years old

Mary Anning (1799 - 18470) lived for her entire life on Lyme Regis and has been described as 'the greatest fossilist who ever lived'. She collected fossils at a time when scientific enquiry was leading to a change in the way people thought about the evolution of life and our planet. A story that would culminate with Charles Darwin's 'On the Origin of Species', published in 1959

Source: The Official Guide to the Jurassic Coast

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