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Synonyms for fossilist

a specialist in paleontology

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Mary Arming (1799-1847) of Lyme; 'the greatest fossilist the world ever knew.
The dragon seekers: how an extraordinary circle of fossilists discovered the dinosaurs and paved the way for Darwin.
The Dragon Seekers: The Discovery of Dinosaurs During the Prelude to Darwin' by Christopher McGowan examines the lives of the early fossilists, who were often as extraordinary as their discoveries.
The work of the fossilists - who were searching for what came to be known as dinosaurs - led the way for Darwin to publish 'The Origin of Species'.
Subtitled The Discovery of Dinosaurs during the Prelude to Darwin, which pretty much sums it up, this attractive volume tells of the early fossilists, notably Lyme Regis-based Mary Anning, one of the most successful fossil hunters ever and others who established a scientific approach to geological history.