21 Responses to “Mary Anning”

  1. Miranda Goldstine

    I know about the mammoths all too well. My brother loves Jefferson as much as he loves Napoleon and he hates it whenever I remind him that Jefferson had illegitimate kids. Anyway I think I read about Mary a long time ago.

  2. Oli A

    Loved this week’s story (also one on Tirgatao was superb)! :) Can you please, please, possibly do Queen Olga of Kievan Rus one day? She had a revenge style that would not look out of place in Game of Thrones! ^_^

  3. Jason Porath

    She’s in the book. :)

  4. Oli A

    Cannot wait to see her story! ^_^

  5. Jason Porath

    Yeah, I didn’t realize how sad her story got until I really got into it. Sorry about that.

  6. Alison E Wise

    I used to work at the Natural History Museum in London. Everything in the marine fossils corridor was found by Mary Anning. I loved walking through it. The musuem has a couple of ladies that dress up as Mary Anning and tell visitors about her life. I got my picture taken with one of them once and was so excited!

    I would always try to get the little girls excited about Mary Anning and tell them about her and say that ‘girls can be dinosaur hunters too!’

  7. Jae Ackert-Reaney

    I’m not crying, you’re crying!

  8. Runya EithelNar

    Nice Shakira reference at the end ;)

  9. Jason Porath

    Eh? I don’t really listen to shakira. What was the reference?

  10. Runya EithelNar

    Shakira ‘She Wolf’ [fragment of lyrics]:
    There’s a she wolf in the closet
    Let it out so it can breathe

    And Next:
    There’s a She-Wolf in Paris
    Let her out, she stomps the Brits

    Or maybe I’m reading too much into it^^”.

  11. Jason Porath

    Oh, d’oh! Yes, that’s Shakira. I thought you meant the end of the entry, not the hint for the next entry, haha! The one Shakira reference I SHOULD get…

  12. Dithreabhach

    Another fascinating article.
    However I have a minor quibble. I know you are an American site – but when you are quoting directly from a source, could you please use the language used in the original? – “labour” not “labor”.

  13. Jason Porath

    Will make a point to update once I’m back to my backups with the original art files – it was likely a victim of autocorrect.

  14. Reanna Michaels

    Something cool from Archaeology Magazine: http://www.archaeology.org/issues/210-1603/world/4176-world-roundup-england

    “ENGLAND: On Church Cliff Beach in Lyme Regis, a beachcomber recently found a small metal token inscribed “MARY ANNING MDCCCX” on one side and “LYME REGIS AGE XI” on the other. Anning is a legend in paleontology—discoverer of the first Ichthyosaurus and the first nearly complete Plesiosaurus. Researchers suspect the token might have been a lost gift from her father, a cabinetmaker and the source of her passion for fossil-collecting, on the occasion of her 11th birthday, in 1810, the same year he died. —Samir S. Patel”

  15. Dithreabhach

    As I said only a minor quibble – call me Captain Pedantic Pants lol! Thanks for your wonderful posts – always interesting and inspiring!

  16. Megan Jones

    One of my new favorite boardgames is The Great Dinosaur Rush and Marry Anning is one of the paleontologist cards. I was excited to see her (and the other female paleontologists included) when I first played the game. She’s still one of my favorite cards to get (all good things and no backstabbing). The game narrative (but not so much the play action) focuses on Marsh & Cope in the Americas … but hey, artistic license, right.

  17. Pzrz

    Mary Anning is my hero (^-^)