The Elgin Marvels

Clark, N.D.L. (2008) The Elgin Marvels. Deposits, 13, pp. 36-39.

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Not to be confused with the Elgin Marbles, the Elgin Marvels actually come from the Elgin area of Scotland. They are well known fossil reptiles, and their footprints, of Permo-triassic age that were collected from old sandstone quarries mostly over a century ago. They are partly what inspired me to take up palaeontology, although I had never actually been to Elgin before, nor ever seen the fossils. It was through the lectures of Professor Euan Clarkson of Edinburgh University in the 1980s, that I first became aware of these animals, but it was not until much later that I came face to face with the Elgin Marvels.

Item Type:Articles
Keywords:Permian, Triassic, footprint, Dicynodon
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Clark, Dr Neil
Authors: Clark, N.D.L.
Subjects:Q Science > QE Geology
College/School:University Services > Library and Collection Services > Museum and Art Gallery
Journal Name:Deposits
Publisher:UKGE Ltd
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2008 UKGE Ltd
First Published:First published in Deposits 13:36-39
Publisher Policy:Reproduced with the permission of the publisher

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