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The Wimpole Fossil Diggings By Bernard O'Connor
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An investigation of the social, economic and archaeological impact of the 19th century coprolite diggings on the parishes around the Wimpole estate in southwest Cambridgeshire.
The Wimpole Fossil Diggings By Bernard O'Connor
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An investigation of the social, economic and archaeological impact of the 19th century coprolite diggings on the parishes around the Wimpole estate in southwest Cambridgeshire.
The Meldreth and Shepreth Fossil Diggings By Bernard O'Connor
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In the 1840s a bed of 'coprolites', thought by some to be fossilised dinosaur droppings, was discovered in the Cambridgeshire fens. By the 1860s it was being dug up across much of the county. This... More > book investigates the social, economic and archaeological impact of the fossil diggings in Shepreth and Meldreth, small rural communities southwest of Cambridge.< Less
The Bedfordshire Fossil Diggings By Bernard O'Connor
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An investigation of the social, economic and archaeological impact of the 19th century coprolite industry on parishes across Bedfordshire. Thought by many to be fossilised dinosaur droppings, the... More > phosphatic deposit dug up in this unusual branch of agricultural mining was much in demand by the nation's manure manufacturers prompting a 'coprolite rush' for almost forty years.< Less
The Bedfordshire Fossil Diggings By Bernard O'Connor
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An investigation of the social, economic and archaeological impact of the 19th century coprolite industry on parishes across Bedfordshire. Thought by many to be fossilised dinosaur droppings, the... More > phosphatic deposit dug up in this unusual branch of agricultural mining was much in demand by the nation's manure manufacturers prompting a 'coprolite rush' for almost forty years.< Less
The Archaeological Impact of the 19th and 20th Century Fossil Diggings By Bernard O'Connor
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During the latter half of the 19th century and early 20th century many tens thousands of acres were dug over in the search for fossils. Whilst the better specimens were sold to museums across the... More > country or to Victorian fossil collectors for their drawing room cabinets, the bulk were sold as a raw material in the manufacture of superphosphate - the world's first artificial chemical fertiliser. This large-scale open-cast mining also unearthed and largely destroyed numerous archaeological sites across Southern England. Many were reported in archaeological journals but, given their value, others didn't. This book documents the reported finds in Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire.< Less
Rothamsted, Lawes and Dinosaurs By Bernard O'Connor
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In 1842 John Bennet Lawes patented the world's first artificial chemical fertiliser, set up his own business and went on to make a fortune. When he sold it in 1872 he used part of the money to... More > establish the world's first agricultural research station at Rothamsted. This booklet tells of his involvement in the fossil diggings, thought by some to be dinosaur droppings, that were found across much of southern England and overseas.< Less
The Norfolk Fossil Diggings By Bernard O'Connor
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An investigation of the social, economic and archaeological impact of the 19th century coprolite industry in Norfolk. Thought by many to be fossilised dinosaur droppings, the phosphatic deposit dug... More > up in this unusual branch of agricultural mining was much in demand by the nation's manure manufacturers prompting a small-scale 'coprolite rush'.< Less
The Norfolk Fossil Diggings By Bernard O'Connor
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An investigation of the social, economic and archaeological impact of the 19th century coprolite industry in Norfolk. Thought by many to be fossilised dinosaur droppings, the phosphatic deposit dug... More > up in this unusual branch of agricultural mining was much in demand by the nation's manure manufacturers prompting a small-scale 'coprolite rush'.< Less
The Barton Fossil Diggings By Bernard O'Connor
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In the 1840s a bed of 'coprolites', thought by some to be fossilised dinosaur droppings, was discovered in the Cambridgeshire fens. By the 1860s it was being dug up across much of the county. This... More > book investigates the social, economic and archaeological impact of the fossil diggings in Barton, a small rural village west of Cambridge.< Less

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