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Fossilised Collection (#6)

Background imageFossilised Collection: Homo sapiens (Goughs Cave 190) cranium

Homo sapiens (Goughs Cave 190) cranium
Modern human skull showing cut marks excavated from Goughs Cave, Cheddar, Somerset dated at around 14, 000 to 12, 000 years old, late upper palaeolithic (Creswellian)

Background imageFossilised Collection: Dromaeosaurus

Dromaeosaurus
The skeleton of a Dromaeosaurus, a small fast predatory dinosaur with sharp teeth and a large claw on each foot. The lived during the Upper Cretaceous 76 to 72 million years ago

Background imageFossilised Collection: Visbyshaera oligofurcata, acritarch

Visbyshaera oligofurcata, acritarch
Scanning electron microscope image of a microfossil belonging to a group of marine phytoplanktonic organisms known as acritarchs that teemed in Silurian seas about 415 Ma ago

Background imageFossilised Collection: Homo sapiens cranium (Mladec 1)

Homo sapiens cranium (Mladec 1)
Lateral view of a cast of a skull belonging to a male Homo sapiens discovered at Mladec, Boceks Cave by J. Szombathy, June 1881

Background imageFossilised Collection: Homo sapiens cranium (Qafzeh 6)

Homo sapiens cranium (Qafzeh 6)
Lateral view of a cast of (Qafzeh 6), a homo sapiens cranium with dentition. Discovered at Djebel Kafzeh, Israel by R. Neuville & M. Stekelis, 1934. Middle Palaeolithic 250, 000-35, 000 BP

Background imageFossilised Collection: Homo sapiens skull

Homo sapiens skull
Lateral and frontal view of a cast of Homo sapiens skull from Eliye Springs, Kenya. Middle Pleistocene 790, 000-130, 000

Background imageFossilised Collection: Homo sapiens (Goughs Cave 6) mandible

Homo sapiens (Goughs Cave 6) mandible
Adult mandible excavated from Goughs Cave, Cheddar, Somerset dates back to around 14, 000 to12, 000 years ago (Creswellian)

Background imageFossilised Collection: Sabatinca perveta, moth

Sabatinca perveta, moth
Shown here is a moth belonging to the living pollen-feeding family Micropterygidae, preserved in Burmese amber of Late Cretaceous age

Background imageFossilised Collection: Homo sapiens cranium (Mungo 3)

Homo sapiens cranium (Mungo 3)
Frontal view of a cast of a skull belonging to Homo sapiens, discovered off Lake Mungo, North East of Mildura, Australia

Background imageFossilised Collection: Homo neanderthalensis cranium (Guattari 1)

Homo neanderthalensis cranium (Guattari 1)
Frontal view of a cast of the skull belonging to Homo Neanderthalensis (Neandertal Man), adult male, discovered at Grotta Guattari, Mount Circeo, Italy, by A. Guattari, 1939

Background imageFossilised Collection: Lycopod

Lycopod

Background imageFossilised Collection: Parkinsonia dorsetensis, ammonite

Parkinsonia dorsetensis, ammonite
This ammonite has an evolute shell and is displaying complex suture lines. Specimen originates from the Middle Jurassic

Background imageFossilised Collection: Homo sapiens cranium (Stetten 1)

Homo sapiens cranium (Stetten 1)
Frontal view of a cast of a cranium belonging to an adult, possibly male, Homo sapiens discovered at Cave Vogelherd-Hohle, North West of Stetten by G. Riek, July 1931

Background imageFossilised Collection: The Piltdown man excavation site

The Piltdown man excavation site
Excavation at Piltdown c. 1913 with Cyril Woodward showing scale

Background imageFossilised Collection: Homo sapiens cranium (Singa 1)

Homo sapiens cranium (Singa 1)
Lateral view of a Homo sapiens skull discovered at Singa, West bank of the River Nile, Sudan, by W.R.G Bond, February 1924

Background imageFossilised Collection: Homo sapiens cranium (Mladec 5)

Homo sapiens cranium (Mladec 5)
Lateral view of a cast of an adult male Homo sapiens skull disovered at Mladec (Lautsch), Boceks Cave, N. Moravia, Czech Republic, by workers, March 1904

Background imageFossilised Collection: Fossil fern

Fossil fern
A specimen of fossil fern foliage, approximately 8 - 10 m in height. Dates back to the Late Carboniferous-Permian period, 300 - 250 million years ago

Background imageFossilised Collection: Fossil shells of the Eocene Tertiary Period

Fossil shells of the Eocene Tertiary Period
Plate III from Principles of Geology, being an attempt to explain the former changes of the Earths surface. Vol. 3 1832-33 by Charles Lyell (1797-1875)

Background imageFossilised Collection: Homo sapiens cranium (Qafzeh 11)

Homo sapiens cranium (Qafzeh 11)
Lateral view of a cast of the Qafzeh child (Early Modern Homo sapiens) discovered at Djebel kafzeh, Israel by B. Vandermeersch, 1965-1969, dating back to around 100, 000 years

Background imageFossilised Collection: Cleodora sp. holoplanktonic mollusc

Cleodora sp. holoplanktonic mollusc
Fossilised specimen of holoplantktonic molluscs originating from Pliocene rocks, near Turin, Italy

Background imageFossilised Collection: Crassigyrinus

Crassigyrinus
The fossil of a Crassigyrinus, an early amphibian that lived during the Carboniferous period

Background imageFossilised Collection: Fannia scalaris, fake fossil fly in amber

Fannia scalaris, fake fossil fly in amber

Background imageFossilised Collection: Homo sapiens cranium (Wadjak 1)

Homo sapiens cranium (Wadjak 1)
Three-quarter view of a cast of a cranium of Homo sapiens from Wadjak, Java. Age about 6, 000 BP

Background imageFossilised Collection: Homo ergaster cranium (KNM - ER 3733)

Homo ergaster cranium (KNM - ER 3733)
Homo ergaster cranium from Koobi Fora, Area 104, Kenya. Cast of KNM - ER 3733. side view. Scale in cms. This specimen discovered in 1975 by Bernard Ngeneo dates back to 1.6 million years ago

Background imageFossilised Collection: Platanus latifolia, fossil plane tree leaf

Platanus latifolia, fossil plane tree leaf from the Upper Cretaceous from Greenland. Specimen 170 mms left to right

Background imageFossilised Collection: Paranthropus robustus cranium (SK46)

Paranthropus robustus cranium (SK46)
Frontal view of a cast of an adult, probably female, cranium, crushed, with half of braincase, portion of face, palatinum and maxilla. Discovered at Swartkrans, South Africa by Robert Broom and J.T

Background imageFossilised Collection: Homo rudolfensis cranium (KNM - ER 1470)

Homo rudolfensis cranium (KNM - ER 1470)
Homo habilis cranium from Koobi Fora, Area 131, Kenya. Cast of KNM - ER 1470 (1st reconstruction). Three-quarter view. Scale in cms

Background imageFossilised Collection: Dunkleosteus terrelli, fish

Dunkleosteus terrelli, fish
Head (larger specimen) and dorsal trunk plate of this placoderm fish seen in dorsal view originating from the Upper Devonian, Cleveland, Ohio

Background imageFossilised Collection: Homoeosaurus maximiliani

Homoeosaurus maximiliani
A fossil specimen of Homoeosaurus maximiliani, a Sphenodontid lizard which dates back to the Triassic period. This specimen was discovered at the Kimeridgian Lithographic stone, Kelheim, Bavaria

Background imageFossilised Collection: Charles Hazelius Sternberg (1850-1943)

Charles Hazelius Sternberg (1850-1943)
Portrait of Charles Hazelius Sterrnberg, an American fossil collector and amateur paleontologist

Background imageFossilised Collection: Homo habilis cranium (KNM - ER 1813)

Homo habilis cranium (KNM - ER 1813)
Homo habilis cranium discovered by K. Kimeu (1973) at Koobi Fora, Area 123, Kenya. Cast of KNM - ER 1813. Dated at around 1.8 million years old. Front view. Scale in cms

Background imageFossilised Collection: The Piltdown (Skull) Gravel Pit

The Piltdown (Skull) Gravel Pit
The site where the Pitdown specimens were claimed to have been discovered (1912-1915). Photograph believed to have been taken during the winter of 1913

Background imageFossilised Collection: Baryonyx fossil remains

Baryonyx fossil remains
Plan of the crazy paving of blocks containing Baryonyx bones at the brick pit excavation site at Ockley, Surrey, UK. This was excavated in 1983 where a Baryonyx specimen was discovered

Background imageFossilised Collection: Late archaic Homo sapiens cranium (Skhul 9)

Late archaic Homo sapiens cranium (Skhul 9)
The cranium of late archaic Homo sapiens known as Skhul 9 discovered at the Skhul Cave, Israel. This specimen dates to back 105, 000 years ago

Background imageFossilised Collection: Eomyctophum koraense

Eomyctophum koraense
A fossiled fish originating from the Oligocene epoch, 37-24 million years ago. Found in Delatyn, East Galica, Ukraine

Background imageFossilised Collection: Homo sapiens cranium (UC 101)

Homo sapiens cranium (UC 101)
Skull UC 101 discovered at the upper cave (Shandingdong), Zhoukoudian, China. This specimen belonging to Modern Homo sapiens dates back to 30, 000 years ago

Background imageFossilised Collection: Cetiosauriscus stewarti

Cetiosauriscus stewarti
A fossil front left foot belonging to the Cetiosauriscus, a Sauropod dinosaur, discovered in Peterborough, England. It dates back 158 million years

Background imageFossilised Collection: Barkham Avenue, Piltdown, Sussex

Barkham Avenue, Piltdown, Sussex
View looking down the drive c. 1912, including from left to right, Venus Hargreaves, Arthur Smith Woodward (with the goose Chipper), Charles Dawson, and Robert Kenward Snr

Background imageFossilised Collection: Tubicaulis africanus, tree fern

Tubicaulis africanus, tree fern
Common plants of the Palaeophytic. Part of a petrified trunk of the tree fern Tubicaulis africanus, approximately 14cm wide, from the Permian Period, Tanganyika, Africa

Background imageFossilised Collection: Burmese amber

Burmese amber
A large specimen of Burmese amber measuring 50 cms left to right

Background imageFossilised Collection: Sauropod excavation, 1982

Sauropod excavation, 1982

Background imageFossilised Collection: Chrysobotris, fossil beetle

Chrysobotris, fossil beetle
An early Cretaceous fossil beetle from the Lithographic Limestone, Lerida, Spain

Background imageFossilised Collection: Adriosaurus suessi

Adriosaurus suessi
Neocomian fossil lizard from the Isle of Lesina, Dalmatia

Background imageFossilised Collection: Plesiosaurus dolichodeirus: Head only

Plesiosaurus dolichodeirus: Head only
From the Lower Jurassic, Lyme Regis, Dorset. This specimen is the first articulated plesiosaur ever found and one of Mary Annings greatest discoveries

Background imageFossilised Collection: Searching for the Piltdown Man

Searching for the Piltdown Man

Background imageFossilised Collection: Ardeosaurus brevipes, a Jurassic lizard

Ardeosaurus brevipes, a Jurassic lizard
A cast of the type skeleton of Ardeosaurus brevipes a fossil reptile from the Lithographic Limestone, Kimmeridgian, Workerstzell, Bavaria, Germany. Dating back the Upper Jurassic period about 150 mya



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