Stop the press: The Jurassic Coast starts in the Permian

Mervyn Jones (UK). This Geologists’ Association field meeting followed the publication of Professor John Cope’s Geologists’ Association (GA) Guide No 73, Geology of the South Devon Coast (; £9 for members and £12 for non-members), which was reviewed in Issue 50 of this magazine. It is also the companion to… … Read More

Interpreting ammonite fossils

Neale Monks (UK). Ammonites are such popular and well-known fossils that suggesting they need interpreting may seem ridiculous. But for all their familiarity, there is still a good deal of debate over how they lived and what they did. If nothing else, ammonite experts all agree that they were ecologically … Read More