Jul 14, 2021
Dave Hone tells Iszi Lawrence about the early days of paleontology and the very first dinosaur discoveries in the UK. We cover the perpetually unlucky Gideon Mantell and the not especially nice Richard Owen (and Mary Anning pops up though she didn't really do dinosaurs). Dr Kiki Sandford then joins us and asks what clues there are in fossils to tell us how dinosaurs behave... and things get silly.
A link to an old blogpost of Dave's including photos of the original Megalosaurus jaw at Oxford
Another old blogpost but with photos of the famous Crystal Palace dinosaurs.