Feb 21 2021

Minerva Scientifica Birthday Celebration

21st February 2021Elizabeth Gray (1831-1924)
Fossil Collector
BORN 21st February 1831, Alloway, Ayrshire, Scotland

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TrowelBlazers – Time & Tide & Tectonics
by Frances M Lynch
celebrates some of Elizabeth Gray’s fellow Trowelblazers, it explores their work, the difficulties they encountered and their legacy.

Elizabeth Gray was described by later palaeontologists as one of the foremost fossil collectors of all time. The Gray Collection – mainly the work of herself and her 2 daughters, numbered 40,000 specimens collected in the area around Girvan on Scotland’s west coast over 80 years. Here are some examples of the kind of fossils she found: – (image credits are on her page here)

Find out more about Elizabeth Gray on the Minerva Scientifica Website
You can see photographs of her at work here

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