Indian fossils and Yorkshire dinosaurs. What more can you want?

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Today, we start a short two-part series on Indian fossils and, on 6 September 2020, a major series of articles on dinosaur footprints in the area around Whitby, on the north Yorkshire coast.

Siwalik Fossil Park, Himachal Pradesh State, India

This two-parter covers the geology and fossils in this area of Himachal Pradesh and the museum there. It is written by ‘Our Man on the Subcontinent’, Khursheed Dinshaw, who many of you will know has written extensively for Deposits over the years.

The first of his articles is published today and covers the Siwalik Fossil Park, its geology and some of the animals and plants whose fossilised remains have been found there. In this second, which will be published on 3 September 2020, he covers some more of the mega fauna that once lived there.

Even if you aren’t planning on a visit there (I would love to go, but alas …), I hope you read these fascinating articles.

The dinosaur footprints of Whitby

The second set of articles is a four-parter by Dr Trevor Watts. We recently published his five part article on the Chain of Craters Road, on Big Island, Hawaii (see, for instance, Along the Chain of Craters Road, Big Island, Hawaii: Part 1).

This one is covers the extraordinary dinosaur footprints that are relatively common on the coast near and around Whitby.

The parts of this article consist of the following:
The dinosaur footprints of Whitby: Part 1, to be published on 6 September 2020.

The dinosaur footprints of Whitby: Part 2 – problems matching footprints to dinosaurs, to be published on 8 September 2020.

The dinosaur footprints of Whitby: Part 3 – a brief look at the six footprint groupings, to be published on 10 September 2020.

The dinosaur footprints of Whitby: Part 4 – the locations close to Whitby where they can be found, to be published on 12 September 2020.

I particularly enjoyed his destruction of the dinosaur swimming scratch marks theory in Part 3. Let me know what you think.

I hope you enjoy reading these and Khursheed’s as much as I did editing them.

Jon Trevelyan

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