Amazing Facts About Mary Anning – The First Female Paleontologist

She Achieved Success Before The Age Of 30

#9 She Achieved Success Before The Age Of 30

Ever since Mary could walk, she remembers accompanying herfather on the beach searching for fossils. If there’s one thing Mary knew, itwas fossil hunting.

Mary discovered her first giant fossil, a skeleton of anichthyosaur when she was 12 years old. At the time, it was such a momentousdiscovery that she was paid good money for it.

Mary Anning soon took to fossilhunting as a profession because she thought she could make money out of it.

While she didn’t make good money, Mary went on to discover acomplete skeleton of a plesiosaur in 1823.

In 1826, Mary found fossilizedchambers of ink that resembled the modern ink sacs of squid and cuttlefish.

Allthese discoveries were significant to make Mary famous for her exceptionalskills of discovering and preserving fossils, all before the age of 30!

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