The Crystal Palace Dinosaurs and Early Paleontology

Humans have been discovering fossils for thousands of years, but the field of paleontology only started in the nineteenth century. Early paleontology was highly contentious as scientists argued over what the fossils meant, and what the creatures might have looked like.

The History Guy recalls the forgotten history of early paleontology in England and the Crystal Palace Dinosaurs that introduced the new field, and ancient creatures, to the people of London.

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