Fossils — men and the Great Stone Book

“Stimulated by the new fervour for what had popularly become known as the Ancient Earth, fossil-hunting and palaeontology quickly became the European craze of the early nineteenth century… Many fossil-beds were pillaged by the collectors — the Victorian predilection for rendering species extinct extended even to already extinct species…”

from: Mountains of the Mind, by Robert Macfarlane (NY: Pantheon Books, c2003)

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