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The first fossil hunters : paleontology in Greek and Roman times

By: Mayor, Adrienne
Material type: TextTextPrinceton, NJ Princeton University Press c2000Description: xx, 361p.; ill., maps; appendices; bibliog. refs.; bibliog.; indexContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volume ISBN: 0691058636Subject(s): Paleontology | Science, Ancient | Animals--Folklore | Animals, mythicalLOC classification: QE705.G8 M39 2000
Contents:
1 The gold-guarding griffin: a paleontological legend. 2 Earthquakes and elephants: prehistoric remains in Mediterranean lands. 3 Ancient discoveries of giant bones. 4 Artistic and archaeological evidence for fossil discoveries. 5 Mythology, natural philosophy, and fossils. 6 Centaur bones: paleontological fictions
Abstract: 'Through careful research and meticulous documentation, she convincingly shows that many of the giants and monsters of myth did have a basis in fact--in the enormous bones of long-extinct species that were once abundant in the lands of the Greeks and Romans.'
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1 The gold-guarding griffin: a paleontological legend. 2 Earthquakes and elephants: prehistoric remains in Mediterranean lands. 3 Ancient discoveries of giant bones. 4 Artistic and archaeological evidence for fossil discoveries. 5 Mythology, natural philosophy, and fossils. 6 Centaur bones: paleontological fictions

'Through careful research and meticulous documentation, she convincingly shows that many of the giants and monsters of myth did have a basis in fact--in the enormous bones of long-extinct species that were once abundant in the lands of the Greeks and Romans.'

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