Field Guide to Fossils Number 13
The coastline of Dorset is spectacular and beautiful. It exposes a long sequence of Jurassic age sedimentary rocks, and with its wealth of invertebrate, vertebrate and plant fossils, has long attracted palaeontologists – amateur & professional, dedicated collectors, and inquisitive holiday-makers. Its international importance has also been recognised by the designation as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. From the pioneering work of early collectors like Mary Anning, the area has been a cradle of palaeontology. The Lower Lias is particularly fossiliferous and this lavishly illustrated Guide covers all the fossil groups to be found by the collector in the field.