#23 One Of The Ten Most Influential Women In British Science History
For the Royal Society’s 350th anniversary celebration, they decided to list the influential British women in science.
They included Mary Anning in the list as her contributions to paleontology have been salutary.
Her skills in finding and arranging the fossils lead to many important discoveries in the scientific circle.
Being a countrywoman from a poor household, Mary Anning couldn’t fully participate in the scientific community during the early 19th century.
Because she was such an outcast, she never received full credit for her fossil finds. Her finds would soon go on to be named after the geologist who bought them from Mary.
Mary Anning’s contributions were brought into the light again in 2010 with a Royal Society list.