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Top 5 tips for would-be fossil collectors

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Yesterday, Craig Chapman of UKAFH (UK Amateur Fossil Hunters) was interviewed by Wynne Evans on BBC Radio Wales about how to get started with fossil collecting in the UK, and in Wales in particular. The 10 minute interview starts at around 35 mins 45 secs in and can be heard by clicking here (but is only available for the next 29 days). Craig is a co-author of our new title, due out one week today, but advance copies are available via our website. Click the cover below to find out more and see what people are saying about this great...

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The story of how bugs and slugs crawled out of the slime ...

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If you are interested in the story of how bugs and slugs crawled out of the slime to look for more slime and make more bugs and slugs ... then check out this great video by Kenneth (Chris) Gass, author of our title Solving the Mystery of the First Animals on Land: The Fossils of Blackberry Hill.     The video presentation is based on his recent book (click the cover below to go to the product page where you can see more information about this title or order a copy) ReviewsNewsletter of the Palaeontological Association (2016, number 91, pages...

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Blackberry Hill Fossils: Author talk and book signing event

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If you missed seeing our author of Solving the Mystery of the First Animals on Land: The Fossils of Blackberry Hill, Kenneth (Chris) Gass giving his talk at the Heart of Wisconsin Gem and Mineral Society show recently, you now have another chance to hear about this remarkable fossil locality. Chris with sample fossils prior to giving his talk at the Heart of Wisconsin Gem and Mineral Society show in Marshfield, Wisconsin on 1 May, 2016. Photo courtesy of Donald Kelman.His talk was well received at the HWGMS and the presentation drew a full house, which according to the show...

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Forthcoming title: Fossils of Folkestone, Kent

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We are pleased to announce the latest addition to our titles currently in preparation: Fossils of Folkestone, Kent by Philip Hadland, due for publication in 2017. Phil studied geology at Liverpool, followed by a Masters degree in Palaeobiology at Bristol, graduating ten years ago. Since then he has volunteered in the geology department of Bristol City Museum and worked at Canterbury City Council Museums. He has also worked in the Earth Sciences collections department at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History. He is chairman of GeoconservationKent and does a lot of voluntary work for local museums. He had the...

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Visit from Dean Lomax - March 2016

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It was very nice to meet up with one of our authors, Dean Lomax, during his recent research visit to the University of Manchester and Manchester Museum last week. David Penney and Dean Lomax examining ichthyosaur specimens at the University of Manchester Dean is currently researching ichthyosaurs, but also chatted about other fossils from Whitby, one of his favourite collecting sites and for which he wrote the very popular guide book: Fossils of the Whitby Coast (click the cover for more info about this title). Dean's book along with some fossil fish from Whitby Dean discussing extinct marine reptiles with...

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