Wednesday, 10 August 2022

Eocene Birds Go to Edinburgh

Eocene Birds Go to Edinburgh 

A correspondent sent me THIS LINK, which demonstrates the value the.. amateur palaeontologist still has for the science.

Michael Daniels spent a lifetime collecting fossilised birds from London Clay nodules, eroded out of the cliffs at Walton-on-the-Naze. He must have spent an age extracting the delicate bird bones from the clay.

On a visit to Edinburgh he discussed his collection with a curator at the National Museum of Scotland and promised him his collection when he died.

This came to pass last year and now Michael's fossils are in Edinburgh, available for study.

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