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dc.contributor.authorHerbert, Robert L.
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-24T14:48:55Z
dc.date.available2014-06-24T14:48:55Z
dc.date.created2014
dc.date.issued2014-06-24
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10166/3529
dc.descriptionWith the collaboration of Sarah Doyle and photography by Bill Finn and Ed Gregoryen_US
dc.description.abstractThis is the first biography of Dr. James Deane (1801-1858) of Greenfield MA, a pioneer in the discovery and interpretation of the first dinosaur prints ever found. He conducted two careers simultaneously, one in medicine––he published several key articles on surgery in the Boston Medical and Surgical Journal––and the other in paleontology, where he also published importantly. In 1835 he informed Amherst’s Edward Hitchcock, the state geologist, of the sandstone prints of a prehistoric animal then thought to be a large bird. Hitchcock founded the new science of Ichnology (stony bird tracks) and took the lead, but in the early 1840s Deane began publishing new finds and the two became rivals. Deane’s posthumous book of 1861, Ichnographs from the Sandstone of Connecticut River, was among the first to publish salt print photographs of fossil “bird” prints, subsequently identified as dinosaur tracks. en_US
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dc.subjectJames Deaneen_US
dc.subjectEdward Hitchcock (1793-1864)en_US
dc.subjectpaleontologyen_US
dc.subjectichnologyen_US
dc.subjectdinosauren_US
dc.subjectsalt print photographsen_US
dc.subjectGreenfielden_US
dc.subjectAmhersten_US
dc.subjectConnecticut River Valleyen_US
dc.titleDr. James Deane of Greenfield: Edward Hitchcock's Rival Discoverer of Dinosaur Tracksen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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