When you think about the earliest fossil discoveries, you probably think of men with old-timey mustaches digging up rocks and chiseling out bones. While there were plenty of mustaches — or at least mutton chops — on display by paleontologists of the day, some of the first fossil specimens were in fact discovered by a 12-year-old girl named Mary Anning. She grew up to become one of the most important fossil hunters in history, but it took a century or two to finally give her the credit she deserved.
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Written by Ashley Hamer May 17, 2019
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