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dc.contributor.authorHerbert, Robert L.
dc.date.accessioned2013-07-15T20:49:32Z
dc.date.available2013-07-15T20:49:32Z
dc.date.created2013
dc.date.issued2013-07-15
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10166/3286
dc.descriptionCollaborators: Sarah Doyle, Joel Fowler, Lynda Hodson Mayo, Pamela Shoemakeren_US
dc.description.abstractRoswell Field (1804-1882), a farmer of Gill, Massachusetts, supplied sandstone dinosaur tracks and fossil fish from the Connecticut River Valley to scientists, collectors, and institutions, from 1854 to 1880. Like his predecessor Dexter Marsh (1808-1853), he received only perfunctory thanks from his clients, and has been lost to history. He was nonetheless the first to uncover new species of animals who made Early Jurassic tracks. This biography is based upon his unpublished correspondence with scientists (Ebenezer Emmons, Charles U. Shepard, John Collins Warren, and others), transcribed in the Appendix. These letters give details of uncovering and selling the sandstone slabs in the years when dinosaurs and Jurassic fish were being rapidly identified. Field’s activity is additionally documented from tax and property records.en_US
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dc.subjectDinosaursen_US
dc.subjectFossilsen_US
dc.subjectRoswell Fielden_US
dc.subjectDexter Marshen_US
dc.subjectEdward Hitchock
dc.subjectPioneer Valley
dc.titleRoswell Field's Dinosaur Footprints, 1854-1880en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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