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The Amazing Scientific Achievements of the Woman Who Kickstarted Paleontology

"Thanks, Mary Anning." -Steven Spielberg [citation needed]

Before Mary Anning and her contemporaries, it was still widely assumed that fossils were just remains from existing animals and not generally useful for science (nor put in the ground by Satan). Thought most of her work wound up being published by men because life in the early 19th century was awful, Anning made a ton of important discoveries—including what bezoar stones actually were, because she needed to see the dinosaurs’ droppings.

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