#10 She Had Limited Education And Still Became A Successful Fossil Finder
Mary Anning received minimal education. The Anning familywas Dissenter, so Mary learned to read and write at the CongregationalistSunday school.
England in the 19th century was still against womenattending university and being a part of the science communities.
Women wereoften given jobs like farm labor, factories, and domestic service.
However,Mary had started to take up a scientific approach to her fossil hunting. Herlack of formal education was never an obstacle because she had the determinationand skill.
She spent her time reading about anatomy, scientific papersand understanding all the science jargon.
Additionally, Mary learned French sothat she could appreciate the work of Georges Cuvier, a renownedpaleontologist, and naturalist.
Although she never published any scientificpapers, Mary was quite famous in the scientific community for working withgeologists.