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Author Mayor, Adrienne, 1946-

Title The first fossil hunters : dinosaurs, mammoths, and myth in Greek and Roman times / Adrienne Mayor ; with a new introduction by the author.

Imprint Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 2011.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    560.937 MAY    Available
Description xxx, 361 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Note Originally published with subtitle: Paleontology in Greek and Roman times, c2000. With new introd.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [333]-349) and index.
Contents The gold-guarding griffin : a paleontological legend -- Earthquakes and elephants : prehistoric remains in Mediterranean lands -- Ancient discoveries of giant bones -- Artistic and archaeological evidence for fossil discoveries -- Mythology, natural philosophy, and fossils -- Centaur bones : paleontological fictions -- Appendix 1. Large vertebrate fossil species in the ancient world -- Appendix 2. Ancient testimonia.
Subject Paleontology -- Greece -- History.
Paleontology -- Rome -- History.
Science, Ancient.
Vertebrates, Fossil -- Mediterranean Region.
ISBN 9780691150130 (pbk.)
0691150133 (pbk.)

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