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The first small steps
I am reasonably new to paleontology, and as a novice I would like
some advice from all you more experienced dino-hunters on good
literature to read, and good places to go-a-hunting for fossils in
England (especially the South of England) for a beginner. I know that
paleontology covers a very wide area of studies, and certainly fossil
hunting etc, is only one of them, but I have to start somewhere, and
the hands-on approach is so much more educational (not to mention
I'm sure there are many of us fetal Paleontologists who need only to
be pointed in the right direction to exercise our boundless
enthusiasm. I am presently working for an oil company (though not in
the exploration department), so I am undoubtedly surrounded by lots of
the information that I need, however, as I am a novice, I don't know
what useful information I should be looking at - any suggestions?
Sorry, I don't mean to waste your time (especially as I have posted
this onto 4 different mail sites, all of which you probably get), but
I so want to start off on the right foot, so I thought I'd ask the
people who know. Most of you! And you never know, in a year or two I
might be adding useful, well researched comments to these
Paleontological net sites myself.
I thank you all for your time and attention - it is a seed that
will grow and flourish.
"Life. Don't talk to me about life. Here I am, brain the size of a
planet, and I can't find two rocks to bang together!"